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You have to think like it’s really dark in England in the middle of winter. And then you get to get together with a group of people and light some torches and go out in the orchard and drink a lot of cider.
We take a look at the tradition of wassailing in the cider-producing counties of southwestern England. Maria Kennedy is here today.
Daniel Orr cooks a couple recipes that would appeal to our guests. First, mulled wine and then chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms.
That’s a fun nod to Jana Wilson, our backyard chicken farmer. She tells us things she wishes she had known before she got chickens.
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And, a new super-chemical intended to fight super-weeds, but what could happen if it gets overused? Harvest Public Media has that story.
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Stories On This Episode
Farmers who switch from Roundup to Enlist will be nearly doubling the amount of chemicals they pour on their land.
Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.
Pick up a bottle of your favorite local red wine and make this yummy warm drink.
Oogie McGuire sends and receives sheep from across the U.S., one way to ensure that her flock and others are getting new blood.
Who needs actual chicken when you have these meaty and flavorful mushrooms!
What should potential chicken farmers know before venturing to raise them?