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July 8, 2014

 

spike carlsen The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Build It Yourself: Flowerpot Smoker With Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen says building is a lot like cooking. His Flowerpot Smoker combines the two into one ingenious outdoor gadget.

March 7, 2014

Bake It 

two loaves of sourdough bread

Gather ‘Round The Wood-Fired Oven

Keith Romaine wants to turn his neighbors into bread bakers. He has plans to build a community wood-fired oven in his backyard.

October 16, 2012

What You Don't Know Might Hurt You 

two beakers filled with green fluid laboratory

Sullied Soils: Dealing With Backyard Contamination

Just because you don't use dangerous chemicals in your garden doesn't mean they're not there.

May 11, 2012

Trash To Treasure 

compost sign

Composting 101: Tips And Tricks For Creating A Healthy Heap

Why does the compost pile smell? How often do I turn it? How do I know it's garden-ready? This composting primer is handy for beginners and experts alike.

January 8, 2012

Fashionable Poultry 

Buttercup Cockerel

Entering The Glamorous World Of Poultry Shows

Do you fancy yourself as a poultry aficionado? You may be surprised to learn that it is a time-honored tradition that can be quite fun.

July 14, 2011

Urban Farming 

Chickens And Their Chicken Coop

Chickens Coming Soon To Urban Milwaukee

Milwaukee will begin a one-year trial period for permitting urban chickens starting on July 28.

July 10, 2011

Green Thumb 

underside of a bat house hanging from a tree

Beginnger’s Guide To Gardening: Pollinators At Work

There are a plethora of animals that enjoy regular visits to your garden, and not all of them are pesky marauders.

April 23, 2011

Local Seeds 

Purple Calabash Tomato

Nature’s Crossroads Wants To Be Your Local Seed Source

This Indiana company offers locally produced seeds to folks who want to make every aspect of their garden organic, earth-friendly, and local.

April 22, 2011

Green Thumb 

Carrots Fresh From The Garden

Let’s Get This Garden Party Started

We visit a local organic seed company and an urban farmer talks about raised beds. While you wait for your plants to grow, enjoy the recipe using red buds.

October 5, 2010

Midwestern Seafood 

shrimp catch

Indiana Shrimp Farm Brings Seafood Closer To Home

One backyard pond in Martin County, Indiana has been providing freshwater shrimp to Midwestern seafood lovers for seven years.

February 28, 2009

Bird Baking 

homemade suet cake on a plate

The Sound Of Music: Bird Baking 101

Homemade suet cakes or puddings filled with seed are a terrific food for attracting a wide variety of our feathered friends.

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