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A West Texas Farmer’s Guide to Keeping Poultry, Part I

By Justin Trammell (Canyon, TX)   African, American Buff and Toulouse Geese at Tir Bluen Farm   Over the past 6 years, I have kept just about every domestic poultry you can think of including: chickens (both production and heritage breeds), ducks, turkey, geese, and even guinea fowl. My methods of raising them have changed … Continued

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Growing an Indoor Tea Garden (and Brewing Tea)

The health benefits of tea have been much-publicized in recent years, and with good reason. No matter how you prefer it – black, green, white – tea is packed with nutrients and antioxidants and even provides a small boost of caffeine. herbal-tea-herbs-tee-mint-159203.jpg But tea is hardly a new trend. People have been cultivating and brewing … Continued

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Toasting Pepitas

Tis the season for ghosts, ghouls, and EVERYTHING pumpkin. One of our favorite simple, tasty, and local autumn snacks is toasted pumpkin seeds! Toasting your own pumpkin seeds is as easy as pie.  Speaking of pumpkins and pie, here’s a great recipe for one of our fall-favorites!   Your first step is to pick your perfect … Continued

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Heirlooms of Spring

Spring time is right around the corner and the time to plan your garden is now. This spring consider Heirloom seeds in you garden rotation. Heirloom plants have a reputation for being high quality and easy to maintain. But what are heirloom vegetables? How do these seeds and plants differ from any other garden-variety green?  … Continued

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