Photo by Judith HausmanI canned my foraged “parking lot” pears in rum with plums and ground cherries.It’s a rainy, rainy day, and a rain we sorely need here in the Hudson Valley. Despite the rain, I had to go get the quince today, or else I’d have been too late for them.About three years ago, I discovered the little orchard that my friend’s dad had planted and since have been given permission to raid it for quince every fall.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution. What to do When the Sink is Backed UpIt& 39;s never good to see standing water in your sink and of course, this means you have a clogged drain. So now what? You could always take the dirty dishes or clothes to the neighbor& 39;s house but this will not fix the problem.
Home /Crops /Eat This: Safe Foraged Foods GuideGrab this quick-reference guide by Hobby Farm Home contributor Susan M. Brackney to see which foraged foods are safe to eat. Get some preparation tips, too. Click here or on the image below to download the guide.Hobby Farms publishes the info you need to know to run a small-scale, sustainable farm.
Home /Urban Farming /A Cheap Way to Keep Squirrels Out of Your GardenWith cooler temperatures finally arriving in South Carolina, I am starting to see leaves turning colors and a torrent of acorns falling from the nearby oaks. As I sit on the step to my front stoop, I watch the neighborhood squirrels gathering their acorn harvest for the short, mild Carolina winter, and I muse on my experiences with these annoying little mammals.
The first official frost arrived this past week here in Wisconsin, and with that comes more than just a burst of crisp air and the end of the basil crop. Fall ushers in a social time in our rural community, as a flurry of local farmer friends throw harvest-themed gatherings. The idea of a party at the end of the growing season makes total sense from both a practical and emotional standpoint: The season is almost done, we’ve all been working hard, and it’s time to let loose before the snow flies.