Living the Country Life

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Honeyberries are extremely hardy, grow anywhere, and are good for your health
My dad is nuts about blueberries. My mom wanted to get him his own blueberry plants, but they wouldn’t have much luck growing them in the soil on their acreage. She got him some honeyberry...
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Weather and cultural practices are key for fruit set
Your fruit trees are healthy and growing well, but not bearing much fruit. As you scratch your head why, consider these factors. Paul Domoto is an extension fruit specialist at Iowa State...
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Anne runs one of the nation's first fruit Community Supported Agriculture programs
Most people enjoy fruit, but for Anne Geyer that enjoyment has risen to a whole new level. She grew up picking black raspberries with her siblings, and then worked as a fruit tester in college. After...
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Head to the garden, pick some fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs, and give one of these tasty recipes a try!
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The Hollabaugh's operate a multi-generational family fruit farm and market
In the mid 1950s, twins Donald and Harold Hollabaugh purchased 35-acres of land near Biglerville, Pennsylvania. They planted an apple orchard, and sold the fruit in a small roadside shed. Finding...
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My husband and our oldest son, Jake, LOVE peaches. I was feeling extra nice the other day and decided to buy a whole mess of them at the grocery store, and whip up a peach crisp. I found a recipe...
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Lime juice and lemonade blend nicely with the sweet taste of fresh basil leaves in this summertime drink. Slices of lemon add a finishing touch.
Prep.: 15 minutes | Chill: 8 hours | Makes:12 servings 12 cups cold water 2 12-ounce cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed?? 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup firmly...
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As berries and other fruits come into season, preserve the juices as a syrup
Making fruit syrup is simple. It takes very little time, is economical, and gives you a sweet treat. The fruit should be in the best condition possible – not over-ripe and not under-ripe. If...
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Strawberry jam is delicious as is, but we have several variations that will make it even better!
  Prep: 40 minutes. Process: 5 minutes.  12 cups strawberries (3 quarts) 1 1.75-ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter 7 cups sugar 1. Place 1 cup of the...
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The flower nectar used to make honey determines the taste, so you can change the flavor of this jelly by the honey you choose. Clover honey provides the mildest flavor, while buckwheat or blackberry...
  Prep: 45 minutes. Process: 5 minutes.  2–3 medium lemons 1-1/2 cups water 3-1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup honey 1/2 of a 6-ounce package (1 foil pouch) liquid fruit pectin 1....

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