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Starting and Keeping a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread is such a magical food. And a sourdough starter, or Levain, is what allows this delicious bread to ...
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Tomato Trellis

The Fool Proof Way Every gardener who grows tomatoes has been through that one season of absolute tomato jungle. Trying ...
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Strawberry Wine

Preserving the summer is one of the main reasons that most of us garden right? I know it is for ...
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Essential Wine Making Equipment

Making your own wine and cider at home is a really fun hobby. It's easy and can save you a ...
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Garden Box Construction

Before you learn about our garden boxes, if you haven’t already, you should check out Part 1 of the Garden ...
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Garden Construction Part 1

We moved to our little homestead in the summer of 2018. It was a dream come true. I had been ...
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Roasting a Whole Chicken: A Beginners Guide

The first time my younger sister roasted a whole chicken she called me up with a lot of questions. She ...
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How I Deal With Leggy Seedlings

Leggy Seedlings. They are a reality a lot of us end up dealing with at least a few times in ...
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A Simple Italian Cheese Mascarpone is a perfect cheese for anyone interested in getting into cheese making. You can make ...
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Our Raised Bed Soil Mix

One of the many benefits to using raised beds is that you get to pick your soil mix yourself. This ...
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Bell Peppers ready for roasting

Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are so wonderful fresh. But just like so many things, they are possibly even tastier when they’ve been ...
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Whole Chicken

Butchering a Chicken

It's easier than it sounds. First of all, this post is about butchering a chicken not slaughtering a chicken. There's ...
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