Monthly Archives: April 2014

Basket Case: 5 Uses for Leftover Easter Candy

The Easter Bunny has hopped back down the bunny trail and all that’s left behind are several dozen deviled eggs and about twenty pounds of holiday-themed candy. Chocolate rabbits, peanut butter eggs, colorful malt balls and jellybeans galore filled baskets … Continue reading

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Beneficial Bunnies

How does one start raising rabbits? “Well, no surprise, it starts with two. Thanks, Easter Bunny.” Educator and homesteader Caroline Eidson acknowledges her adventures in rabbit breeding started with a cliche. “Just before Easter, I saw two bunnies at Southern … Continue reading

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The Gray Squirrel 411

The Eastern gray squirrel, found in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, is a tree-dwelling rodent found in forested areas, but also frequently found in populated urban and suburban locations, where predators are less common. Fifteen to 20 inches long … Continue reading

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How to Make Garden-fresh Baby Food

New parents have a lot to sort out. Breast milk or formula? Cloth or disposable diapers? There are lotions, soaps and powders to be considered. Things become even more challenging when the time comes to make the move to baby’s … Continue reading

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Fruit, Nut and Seed Bars Recipe

If you’re looking for an on-the-go snack that is easy to pack without forsaking nutrition, fruit and nut bars or other “energy” bars can be a healthy choice. But it all depends on what you get: While some commercial bars … Continue reading

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How to Make Peanut Butter

Strictly speaking, peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) aren’t a nut at all. Although they grow below ground and are technically a legume, not only are peanuts generally regarded as a nut, they are the most popular nut in the United States, accounting … Continue reading

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Chicken Breed: Barred Rock

Premiering in New England in the mid-1800s, the dual-purpose use of the Barred Rock as both a meat and egg provider made it an instant hit with homesteaders. For many years it was the most commonly bred type of chicken … Continue reading

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