PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockWhen it comes to eating, goats are more like deer than sheep or cattle, and their smaller mouths and split lips give them the ability to select tasty leaves from amongst thorns, find choice blossoms in what appears to be weeds or brush, and thrive on what would starve a cow. But contrary to the old stereotype, goats will not eat tin cans and people’s red underwear.
Home /Recipes / Appetizer Recipes /Steamed ArtichokesCourtesy iStockphoto/ThinkstockBaked, stuffed artichokes are popular with many people I know, but a simpler way to cook them is by steaming them whole. Prepared either way, eat the artichoke by peeling off its leaves. Then bite down on the leaf and scrape out the flesh with your teeth.
Home /Urban Farming /How to Make Your Own MustardThis recipe is simple yet full of possibilities for getting creative. You can vary the color of the mustard seeds to impart different tastes, and you can vary the grind to create different textures. You can change the proportion of vinegar to water and add different seasonings for a wide variety of flavors.
Home /Urban Farming /My Ligurian Castle GardenPhoto by Rick GushMy garden in Liguria, Italy, rises 70 steep feet from street level.Liguria, Italy, is a steep place. The province is the thin slice of coastal mountains that fall into the Mediterranean waters—never more than 40 miles wide—that wraps around the northwest area known as the Italian Riviera.
Home /Homesteading / Homemade Crafts /How to Make a Gourd BowlGourds have been used worldwide for centuries. They can be grown in any temperate climate and have been used to carry water and food, store seeds, and create musical instruments and religious objects. Gourds continue to be useful today and are beautiful objects of art.
Home /News & Trending /Pig Discovered Walking Around Neighborhood AloneIt’s not every day that you see a pig wandering a city neighborhood, especially one that winds up with a police escort home, but that’s exactly what happened to Willow, a pot-bellied pig that belongs to 31-year-old Bri Kampstra, Statesman Journal reports.
I’m not a country girl by upbringing. I grew up in the suburbs of Birmingham, Ala., with a major interstate a quarter-mile outside my bedroom window. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds, though.My childhood home, which my parents still live in, backed up to a wooded hillside with a run-off stream that pooled in a hole under a large tree and eventually ran into a ditch in front of our house.
Home /Animal Care /Poultry Profile: Get to Know the Manx RumpyThe Manx Rumpy earned its peculiar name from a farmer who saw a resemblance between this chicken breed and the Manx cat breed, both of which are tailless. Like the Araucana, the Manx Rumpy doesn’t have the final vertebrae needed to hold its tail feathers upright.
Photo by Terry WildSummer on the farm is full of educational activities for homeschooled children of all ages.Farm. School. Summer.At first glance, these words don’t seem to go together. “Farm” may conjure images of long, hard hours of physical work during the growing season, while “school” paints an image of linoleum-tiled classrooms filled with wooden desks in tidy rows facing the teacher up front.
Home /Gardening /Soil SiftersPhotos by Rick GushRick’s small sifter creates finer dirt forseedlings and potting.Recently, Italy celebrated the Festa Della Liberazione in honor of the day in 1945 when Italian partisans finally liberated Milan and Torino from the Nazi and Fascist troops.Me, I’ll be busy today liberating another piece of my garden from the Rock and Stone troops.
Home /Recipes / Appetizer Recipes /Mini PizzasPhoto by Rachael BruggerIngredientswhole-wheat English muffin, cut in halftomato saucechopped vegetables for topping (sliced mushrooms, spinach, peppers, broccoli florets, et cetera)grated part-skim mozzarella cheesePreparationSpread 2 teaspoons sauce on each muffin half and top with handful vegetables.
1Gather the ingredients.2Gather the ingredients for the first step: onions into half rings, chopped garlic, 5 tbsp tomato paste and 4 tbsp paprika paste (I realized I didnt have paprika paste, so I used paprika powder).3Add olive oil into hot pan.4Put the ingredients of the first step into the pan.5Mix the ingredients and cook for about 5 minutes.