Agriculture

News : Scrabble's 2-Letter Words - Defined

Ok, so you've memorized the list of valid 2-letter words, but when challenged after playing one, can you smugly demonstrate your dominating intellect by spouting out the proper definition? If you're anything like me, chances are you'll find yourself babbling something defensi ...more

How To : Score Big with Simple 2-Letter Words in Scrabble

No matter what word game you're playing, whether it's Scrabble or one of its near-homogeneous counterparts like Lexulous, Wordfeud or Words with Friends, one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your opponent is knowing all of the legal two-letter words you can play. You're n ...more

News : 10 Unconventional Hangover Cures

For most Americans, the bane of the hangover is typically remedied by lots of water, painkillers, greasy food, and a day wasted on the couch. But if you're tired of potato chips and fried eggs, perhaps it's time you enter unfamiliar territory. Below, a combination of unorthodo ...more

News : 5 Useful Apps & Charts for Choosing Seasonal Produce

Finally, summer is just around the corner! And while there are delicious fruits and vegetables available nearly every season, summer yields some of the very best picks. Equip yourself with one or more of the tools below before your next trip to the farmers market. 1. Seasons ...more

How To : Everything You Need to Know About Mulled Cider

When it's frigid outside, all you can think about is getting inside and shutting out the cold. But sometimes even the largest house can get a bit, well, stuffy. One of the best ways to make the most of the situation is by making mulled cider in your slow cooker. Start the mul ...more

How To : Why You Should Enjoy Chocolate Milk Without Guilt

Editor's Note: The research described in the article below has been criticized and any conclusions based off this research should be examined with a skeptical eye. The article has been edited to reflect these issues. Chocolate milk tends to get a bad reputation for being less ...more

News : Creepy Facial Reconstruction of Iceman Mummy

It's tough to figure out what a mummy would have looked like when he was alive; soft tissue of a human body decays, even in ice. But, Dutch brothers Adrie and Alfons Kennis took the challenge. Using techniques that belong to both science and art, they managed to reconstruct th ...more

How To : Grow blue corn

Blue corn is a special variety of corn which can be differentiated by the majority of the corn species by looking at the unusual top growth of the corn. It is a hybrid and grows very uniformly throughout. Now take a corn from the field and peel it off. You shall notice that it ...more

Meatless Monday : Join the Revolution

Make My Mondays Meatless! One day a week join in on cutting out the meat! This Presidential initiative revived by The Monday Campaigns in association with Johns Hopkins, rolled out this program to the Baltimore public schools, then San Francisco went meatless and now celebrit ...more

How To : Use slang from 19th century America

Check out this instructional English language video with Moujan Z. as she talks about slang in 19th century America. This was a colorful period for the American vernacular with references to agriculture, the Civil War, and the frontier. Any ordinary sentence can suddenly be tu ...more

How To : Show FFA pigs for auction

The FFA is an organization that gets kids involved in farming and agriculture. Learn about the Future Farmers of America and showing pigs for livestock judging from an FFA member in this free animal husbandry video. Part 1 of 16 - How to Show FFA pigs for auction. Show FFA pig ...more

News : "How To Make Compost" Zine (Download)

" Interested in learning about how to make your own compost for agriculture, horticulture, your garden, or landscaping project? Thanks to the zinelibrary.info there is a 30 page DIY zine from 1980 (by H. H. Koepf, originally printed by the Bio-Dynamic Farming & Gardening Asso ...more

How To : Make your own fruit & vegetable wash

In this tutorial, learn how to wash your fruit and vegetables with a DIY mixture you can make in your kitchen. Wash your fruit and vegetables with this environmentally friendly and economical mixture. You Will Need: • Fruits and vegetables • 1 c. distilled white vinegar • 1 t ...more

News : Even Bees Need Probiotics Now

Most people are familiar with the decline of honeybee colonies around the world. Among other threats, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is eroding the capability of honeybees to maintain their hives and provide their services to human farmers. Not usually discussed as major driv ...more

How To : Get a green lawn

Make everyone in your neighborhood green with envy over your lush lawn with these landscaping secrets. Learn how to get your lawn green with this Howcast landscaping guide. You Will Need * A soil test * Fertilizer * Water * Sharp lawn mower blades Step 1: Test your soil Test ...more

News : The Intriguing Allure of Eating Crickets

When I was younger, my best friend's dad would always give us a lollipop on long car rides. I remember three things about those lollipops: they were bright green, tasted delicious, and had a cricket in the center. You know, like a Tootsie Roll Pop... only instead of a Tootsie ...more

News : Heart Beet Gardening!

Be Still My Beating Heart, it's Heart Beet Gardening! So we all know that eating organic can be a challenge sometime to our pocket books. With tomatoes being $3 a pound some places, I often get asked how can I eat organic without breaking my bank account. One solution, grow y ...more

News : How a Vaccine Could Protect Florida's Orange Trees

A disease called "citrus greening" has devastated and permanently altered citrus production in the United States, but a vaccine that could protect orange trees may be part of a winning strategy to beat the bacteria that is killing the trees. Citrus greening, also known as Hua ...more

How To : Practice urban sustainable living

This is a loose overview of Patti Moreno's permaculture, urban sustainable lifestyle. She uses gardens, livestock and sustainable agriculture to promote a life of conservation.

How To : Make frozen corn so you can have fresh corn all year

Corn is the staple of American agriculture, and fresh corn is a delicious treat. If you want to be able to enjoy fresh corn year-round without paying for imported crops, watch this video. It will show you how to freeze corn and keep it fresh all year.

News : How Livestock Farts Lead to a Warmer Climate

When it comes to global warming, most of us think of carbon dioxide emissions. While carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide emissions have stayed constant for the last three years. On the other hand, methane, the second most important gas, has been ...more

News : Please, Montana, Don't Legalize Raw Milk

Some Montana inhabitants have been making impassioned pleas to legalize raw milk this week. The debate took place during a hearing on House Bill 325, which was held by the Senate Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation Committee on Tuesday, March 21. The bill would create a ca ...more

How To : Survive unemployment

So you've been given the slip -- the pink slip. Take a deep breath, and do the following. You Will Need * An unemployment benefits application * Job-posting sites * Ways to bring in money * Professional courses * Temp work Step 1. Apply for unemployment If you haven’t alre ...more

News : Biodynamic or Mystical Super-Organic Wine

Biodynamics: The Next Trend What is biodynamics? Where biodynamics differs from other forms of organic or sustainable agriculture is in its idea that farming can be attuned to the spiritual forces of the cosmos. This might mean linking sowing and harvesting to the phases of ...more

News : Foreign Countries

International Pet Travel: Taking Your Pet Animal to a Foreign Country If you are taking a pet to another country (permanently or for a visit), contact that country's consulate or embassy for information about any requirements that you must meet. A list of consulates can be fo ...more

News : Sixth Outbreak of Avian Flu Confirmed in China

China just confirmed a sixth avian flu outbreak since October. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Agriculture stated that there had been another instance of bird flu in the Hubei province, of the H5N6 influenza virus. The outbreak occurred in the city of Daye, which is home to some ...more

News : Paleolithic Nutrition

Kurt Harris, MD, writes about paleolithic nutrition at his highly recommended blog, www.paleonu.com. "Eating like a caveman" has become a bit of a fad, with all the down sides that comes with fads. But behind the fad lies a large amount of research that can be and is used as ...more

Healthy Food for Your Family : CSAs!

What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The following information comes from http://www.localharvest.org/csa/ Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly fro ...more

News : Is your dog healthy enough for Travel

Be honest about your pet's ability to travel. If your pet is very young or old, or is ill, pregnant, or recovering from surgery, it may be better for all concerned to look into a pet sitter or kennel rather than take a chance on injuring your pet by taking it with you. If you ...more

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