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Herb Highlight-Basil

The culinary uses of basil are well known, but the benefits of this aromatic plant go well beyond putting it in spaghetti sauce. Basil belongs to the mint family and has many varieties including Thai basil, lemon basil, and holy basil (just to name a few, there are actually 35).  It belongs to the genus
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Stink Bugs Suck But So Can I

Do your tomatoes look like this?  Do you know what causes it?  This was done by the stink/shield bug.  We were inundated with the leaf footed stink bug. There is nothing worse than getting pounds and pounds of tomatoes only to have portions of them sucked dry leaving numerous small scars behind.   That is exactly
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The First Thanksgiving?

“The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history but honest and inclusive history.”  James Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me. From the time that my kids have been in school (not by my choice), they have come home with pictures of colored turkeys and paper pilgrims.  They have been told the same story I
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Got Milk?  Raw Goat Milk That Is

Here at Chosen Weeds Farm, we have eagerly anticipated the arrival of kids (goat kids that is).  Besides the fact that baby goats are just plain fun, we wanted to reap the  health benefits of raw goat milk. Kidding day has come and gone with two sets of healthy, rambunctious twins.  Below is the first
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DIY Kombucha Brewing Chamber

[This post contain affiliate links] Fermentation is a big deal at my house. Especially for kombucha. So when my kombucha started going flat, it was time to figure out what I was doing wrong. Believe me: there is nothing worse than flat kombucha when you’re craving that fizzy pleasure after a long, hard day in
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3 Reasons to Start a Garden With the growing production of GMO (genetically modified organism) foods, the depletion of our soils, and the rising cost of groceries, more and more people are looking to grow their own food. After all, not having to go to the store every week sounds like heaven to me. There
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