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Growing Heirloom Corn Varieties

Growing Heirloom Corn Varieties

Every morning Pa went cheerfully whistling to the field… Now he carried a sack of corn fastened to his belt, and as he plowed, he threw grains of corn into the furrow beside the plow’s point. The plow turned over a strip of sod on top of the seed corn. But corn would fight its way up through the matted roots, and there would be a...

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Pioneer Kitchen Gardens: How the Pioneers Planned and Planted

Pioneer Kitchen Gardens: How the Pioneers Planned and Planted

For many of us, gardening is a hobby or even a passion. But there are many people leading perfectly satisfying lives without ever having a garden. It hasn’t always been this way. Gardening is depicted as a normal facet of life in the “Little House on the Prairie” television show and book series, because each settler needed a garden in...

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DIY Pepper Wreaths

DIY Pepper Wreaths

"Onions were made into long ropes, braided together by their tops, and then were hung in the attic beside wreaths of red peppers strung on threads." Little House in the Big Woods It was common to hang herbs, peppers, onions, and garlic to let them dry for long-term storage. Garlic and onions were often braided. Herbs were often cut,...

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