Heirloom Vegetables

Saving Tomato Seeds

Step-by-step instructions for saving tomato seeds. By ROL Staff While there are a few extra steps when it comes to saving seeds from a tomato, it's still rather easy. Harvest ripe tomatoes from several different vines of the same variety, cut each across the middle, and gently squeeze the juice and seeds into a bowl. … Continue reading Saving Tomato Seeds

How a Former Vegetarian Became a Butcher and Ethical Meat Advocate

Before she was a butcher, Meredith Leigh was a vegetarian. She was fascinated by plants and loved vegetables—how they grew, the way they tasted right out of the field, how they changed color and texture as they cooked. [repost: http://civileats.com/2016/05/27/how-a-former-vegetarian-became-a-butcher-and-ethical-meat-advocate/%5D But during a trip to Vietnam in 2004—after Leigh had been a vegetarian for nine … Continue reading How a Former Vegetarian Became a Butcher and Ethical Meat Advocate

4 times in 4 days: Russian military aircraft fly off US coast

Washington (CNN)Russian military aircraft were spotted flying off the coast of Alaska for the fourth time in as many days, a US defense official told CNN on Friday. The two most recent sightings occurred late Wednesday and on Thursday, with the first involving two IL-38 maritime patrol aircraft and the second involving two Tu-95 nuclear-capable … Continue reading 4 times in 4 days: Russian military aircraft fly off US coast

Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

http://www.cappersfarmer.com/farm-and-home/poultry/raising-heritage-breed-chickens-for-meat.aspx (Capper's Farmer Repost) Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat 10/7/2015 9:45:00 AM By Rachel Falco Tags: Chickens, raising heritage breeds, Rachel Falco Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. These super-sized industrial … Continue reading Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

North Korea warns of ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’ as U.S. plans next move

By Ju-min Park | SEOUL |Reuters | Thu Apr 20, 2017 | 2:32pm EDT North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program. U.S. … Continue reading North Korea warns of ‘super-mighty preemptive strike’ as U.S. plans next move

Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

<!-- http://code.jquery.com/jquery-migrate-1.4.1.js--&gt; window.yumprintRecipeDisabled = true; Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.  According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011 (1). … Continue reading Why your grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

DIY Rabbit Tractor

Reader Valinda Mullin shares a clever DIY hack that allows her to raise healthy, happy meat rabbits in a mobile pen. By Valinda Mullin I thought it’d be great to have a tractor for raising meat rabbits, just like people do with their chickens. I started by gathering up recycled supplies that I’d been saving … Continue reading DIY Rabbit Tractor

Russian bombers again fly near Alaska

For the second consecutive night, Russia flew two long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Islands, two U.S. officials told Fox News. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The two nuclear-capable Tu-95H bombers were spotted by U.S. military … Continue reading Russian bombers again fly near Alaska

Hawaii Prepares for Nuclear Attack as Tension Mounts with North Korea

By  Malia Zimmerman   Published April 17, 2017 Hawaii lawmaker calls for plans in event of a nuclear attack. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com As tensions with North Korea mount, Hawaii lawmakers anxiously are dusting off the state’s emergency plans in preparation for the possibility – however remote – of an attack on the islands. … Continue reading Hawaii Prepares for Nuclear Attack as Tension Mounts with North Korea