Q and A: extra whey and stink bugs

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Extra whey I recently made cheese from our extra goats' milk. And I have lots of whey. Would there be a reason to can it and how would I go about it? Gail Erman I usually make...

Reader’s Question: Seed exchange

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I was hoping you knew of a good seed exchange/ seed swap either over the net, through a mail service or seed company. If not Backwoods home should start one. David Kleis Kennwick, WA If you type...

Spring is here in fits and starts and we’re progressing

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We've had sixties and sun and then four inches of snow and cold wind. Spring just can't make up its mind! A few days ago, we had a full moon and I got up...

Q&A: Transplanting tomatoes & Trimming tough hooves

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Transplanting tomatoes I tried transplanting tomato plants last year with little success. What vegetable plants transplant from indoor starts well and is there something I should have done to the tomatoes to help them adjust...

QandA: Planting in zone 3, Canning thawed food, and Dandelions

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Planting in Zone 3 My first order (of a few) has come in of perishable tree roots and plants -- asparagus roots, strawberries, and grapes. They for the most part have the instructions to plant...