Local Food 101: Sheep and Goats

Local Food 101: Sheep and Goats | How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you're buying. In this post, we'll discuss sheep and goats, including processing options and how to find good recipes. Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you’re buying. In this post, we’ll discuss sheep and goats, including processing options and how to find good recipes. Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. [by Jenny Cutler]

KYF #082: 7 Keys to Abundant Life, Bible-Inspired

7 Keys to Abundant Life, Bible-Inspired | Chiropractor and homesteader Dr. Eric Z shares the 7 key areas to an abundant life (based on Biblical principles) and we talk about the urban homesteading legacy he and his family are passing on to their children, local community, and even online through a weekly video series. You will love every minute! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/82

Chiropractor and homesteader Dr. Eric Z shares the 7 key areas to an abundant life (based on Biblical principles) and we talk about the urban homesteading legacy he and his family are passing on to their children, local community, and even online through a weekly video series. You will love every minute! Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Complete Guide to Growing Garlic: from Planting to Harvest

Complete Guide to Growing Garlic | Garlic is a flavorful cooking ingredient and healthful plant used all over the world. Although it is widely available in supermarkets, homegrown garlic surpasses its commercially-grown cousins in both variety and flavor. Best of all, this bulb is best planted in the fall, so if you haven't planted it yet, you still have plenty of time! Here's how to plant, grow, and harvest garlic. | GNOWFGLINS.com/garlic

Garlic is a flavorful cooking ingredient and healthful plant used all over the world. Although it is widely available in supermarkets, homegrown garlic surpasses its commercially-grown cousins in both variety and flavor. Best of all, this bulb is best planted in the fall, so if you haven’t planted it yet, you still have plenty of time! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest garlic. [by Andrea Sabean]

KYF #080: Homesteading in Hawaii with Kris Bordessa

Homesteading in Hawaii | What can you grow in Hawaii? Why, tropical fruits! And Kris Bordessa is quite good at that -- plus chicken wrangling. She grew up on the mainland growing the usual summer crops but had to change gears completely when her family moved to Hawaii. On today's podcast, we talk about her homestead plus the local food community. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/80

What can you grow in Hawaii? Why, tropical fruits! And Kris Bordessa is quite good at that — plus chicken wrangling. She grew up on the mainland growing the usual summer crops but had to change gears completely when her family moved to Hawaii. On today’s podcast, we talk about her homestead plus the local food community. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Tips for Great Compost

Tips for Great Compost | Compost production can be somewhat controversial. Some gardeners are very particular about what should and should not go in the pile, and how the pile should be managed. However, everyone agrees on one thing: the end result should be black and crumbly with a pleasant, earthy aroma. Here are my best tips for making great compost, including a few rule breakers. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Compost production can be somewhat controversial. Some gardeners are very particular about what should and should not go in the pile, and how the pile should be managed. However, everyone agrees on one thing: the end result should be black and crumbly with a pleasant, earthy aroma. Here are my best tips for making great compost, including a few rule breakers. [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #079: Rainwater and Greywater Harvesting with Greg Peterson of The Urban Farm

Greywater and Rainwater Harvesting with Greg Peterson | Greg Peterson (from The Urban Farm) is back and we're talking about rainwater and greywater harvesting, including strategies for implementing your own systems and return-on-investment analysis. He'll help you understand the basics so you can weigh your options and come up with a system that works for you. | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/79

Greg Peterson (from The Urban Farm) is back and we’re talking about rainwater and greywater harvesting, including strategies for implementing your own systems and return-on-investment analysis. He’ll help you understand the basics so you can weigh your options and come up with a system that works for you. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Book Review: The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal

Book Review | I had mentioned "The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal: Choosing Abundant Wellness for Your Creatures" by Katherine A. Drovdahl, and now that I have it, I've read it and re-read it and I keep it close at hand! I refer to it when treating an issue in one of my animals, when giving advice on how to treat animals, and even when we humans have an ailment that requires herbal healing. I recommend it, and here's why. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I have mentioned “The Accessible Pet, Equine, and Livestock Herbal: Choosing Abundant Wellness for Your Creatures” by Katherine A. Drovdahl, and now that I have it, I’ve read it and re-read it and I keep it close at hand! I refer to it when treating an issue in one of my animals, when giving advice on how to treat animals, and even when we humans have an ailment that requires herbal healing. I recommend it, and here’s why. [by Lindsey Proctor]