Yard and Garden

It Was Ground This Morning

Acid-loving plants, using coffee grounds in the garden, and the great coffee grounds pH debate.

Garden Work through Generations

After working dawn to dusk during her childhood, Betty swore she didn’t want a garden as an adult. But the joys of fresh produce and self-sufficiency are hard to overlook.

Garden-Fresh Content


So You Want to Have an Herb Garden

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Attaching Tractor Implements with the Yanmar 3 Point Hitch



Raising a pig is easy to do, even in a small space like a suburban backyard. In just five months, a 30-pound shoat will become a 250-pound hog and provide you with 100 pounds of pork, including tenderloin, ham, ribs, bacon, sausage, and more. For anyone who wants to raise a pig for meat in a backyard or on a small farm, Homegrown Pork explains exactly how to do it, humanely and safely. Livestock expert Sue Weaver covers everything from selecting a breed with great flavor and bringing your shoat home to feeding, housing, fencing, health care, and humane processing.



Today, more people are bypassing commercially available body care products—and their chemical additives—in favor of natural, homemade products. The high-quality herbal bath and beauty items in this book fill the bill. Ranging from soaps and shampoos to soothing lotions and lip balms, the 50+ projects include such easy-to-find ingredients as beeswax, peppermint, chamomile, lavender, vitamin E, honey, and shea butter. Best of all, you can tailor the recipes to fit your own specific needs and hair and skin type. You'll find helpful information on the benefits of various flowers and herbs, and an overview of essential oils that details their therapeutic properties and scents. Enjoy these herbal delights yourself . . . or give them as gifts!