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How To Farm In The WoodsAn Introduction to NonTimber Forest Products (NTFPs)

How To Farm In The Woods—An Introduction to Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

Wooded properties aren't just for growing timber! To learn more about agroforestry, we talked to Professor and Forest Management Extension...

The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on our roots and family traditions. In this heart-felt essay, L. Woodrow Ross shares his...

Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Top 10 Gifts for Homesteaders and Hobby Farmers

Wondering what to gift your favorite homesteaders or hobby farmers for the holidays? Check out these top 10 gift ideas any back-to-the-lander will...

How (and why) to make your own leaf mulch

How (and why) to make your own leaf mulch

Fall leaves are beautiful...and can be a pain to clean up, especially on larger properties. However, with a little bit of effort and a decent lawn...

The Cider Farm: How This Wisconsin Farmer Grows Apples Suited for Hard Cider

The Cider Farm: How This Wisconsin Farmer Grows Apples Suited for Hard Cider

The Birminghams set out to start an organic farm business...and wound up grafting, growing and brewing some of the best organic, traditional hard...

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

Alpacas are herd animals that are domesticated relatives of the camel family. They were originally located in South America (primarily Peru, Chile...

How to Transition Your Garden to Perennials this Fall

How to Transition Your Garden to Perennials this Fall

Do you spend big dollars every spring and fall to purchase new bedding plants for your flower beds? If so, you might find that transitioning to...

When to Repair, Replace or Recycle Your Farm/Garden Tools

When to Repair, Replace or Recycle Your Farm/Garden Tools

In our modern “cast-aside” society, we often see items discarded that are easily repairable or recyclable. We need look no further than our recent...

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Farm Dogs: Introducing your pup to life on the farm

Some would say life on a farm is not complete without a trusted farm dog. But, training a dog to be comfortable around tractors, livestock, wide...

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

12 Things To Look For In A Homesteading Property

If recent events have you seriously considering finally moving to the country and starting a homestead/hobby farm, you probably have a lot of...