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Rootstock

Today I was happy when I heard UPS in the driveway because I was pretty sure it would be my persimmon rootstock that I ordered from the state of Virginia’s forestry department. How cool...

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Top 5 Seed Catalogs

Top 5 Seed Catalogs This is the time of year that the new seed catalogs begin showing up in our mailboxes. Once you get on a seed catalog list you begin to get catalogs that...

Old Southern Apples

Heritage Apples Since I’ve been delving into the southern apple world lately a lot of information has come to light. It’s a shame that we southerners have, for the most part, lost a lot...

Silverthorn Infusion

Silverthorn Infused Vodka About a month ago I harvested some silverthorn berries. Although they didn’t have much flesh on them to get a taste of I thought they might be good candidates for infusing...

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Cured Ham

Real ham For about a year or so I’ve been wanting to try and cure a ham, the old school way, after I listened to a podcast with Brandon Sheard of  Farmstead Meatsmith. If...

Ison’s Nursery

Ison’s My new isons catalog arrived today in the mail. I wasn’t expecting it so it was a huge surprise. I can’t wait to take an up-close look at it. I ordered trees from...

Simple DIY Water Filter

DIY Water Filter Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is the best bang for your buck project you can do! With just two 5-gallon buckets and a $27 ceramic filter, you can turn...

Silverthorn – Edible landscaping

A bush in the front yard that we only thought was ornamental turns out to have edible fruit, score! Silverthorn is related to Autumn olive and Russian olive and has berries that are similar to...

Lightning strikes!

Powerful lightning storms rolled through on Christmas Eve day. Strike after strike kept rumbling the house all morning long. After eight a.m. or so it seemed to calm down and stopped raining so hard...

Survival Podcast Cider Recipes

Jack Spirko at The Survival Podcast has a fantastic free podcast on how to make small batch ciders and meads. There is also lots of other great information about homebrewing in this podcast as...