This ancient technique, based on working with weather, allows you to freeze a lot of sap to jump-start the sugar concentration process boiling achieves.
Usnea lichens, aka "old man's beard," are as beneficial as they are prolific. Here's how to identity, harvest and prepare this foraging find for medicinal use.
Jonah Curtis tells us how a childhood spent exploring the outdoors has led to a fulfilling homesteading life that includes foraging treasures like Pheasant Back mushrooms.
In this excerpt from his upcoming book, "Wild Plant Culture," author Jared Rosenbaum looks at weedsâ€”what they are and best ways to approach these plants.
Monarda fistulosa, or beebalm, grows wild across most of the U.S. and offers a wealth of valuable usesâ€”culinary, medical and beyond.
Stinging nettles are often regarded as pesky weeds, but learn to recognize and harvest the plant for their nutritional and medicinal value!
Sheep and goats make excellent livestock for small farms with financial or space limitations, and their products can bring producers some income, too.
The dandelion gets a bad rap, but this common herb offers a wealth of benefits in the kitchen, the apothecary and even the wine cellar!