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Small black bugs found mostly around window sill but also around lamps and...

Small black bugs found mostly around window sill but also around lamps and now on beds. Can anyone say what they are and best way to get rid of them?

Warren County Ohio Posted about 14 hours ago

Is this a fossil tooth

what kind of fossil is this or is it??

Wyoming Posted 1 day ago

I'm looking into raising meat goats. Will there be any extension...

I'm looking into raising meat goats. Will there be any extension training/seminars in 2020?

Ohio goats Posted 2 days ago

Pressure canning period?

How long to pressure cook sausage gravy?

Oregon food safety home food preservation Posted 3 days ago

Why is chicken breast becoming more woody or grizley after cooking?

When we buy chicken breasts and bake them, some are very grizley and some are tender. Why is this ? Many years ago all chicken breasts were very good. Should we buy only some brands verses others?Thank you

Holmes County Ohio chicken chicken breasts Posted 5 days ago

Hiya! I am trying to find the contact info re RV camping? The Gallia Co...

Hiya! I am trying to find the contact info re RV camping? The Gallia Co Fairgrounds came up on my RV app as having facilities? I have a tel # 740.446.4120. But cannot find anything on the weblink? Thanks for info!

Mecklenburg County North Carolina Posted 6 days ago

Hello, I am planning on growing mushrooms in compost substrate. I would like...

Hello, I am planning on growing mushrooms in compost substrate. I would like to soak the compost in water for 1-7 days and then drain the water to let the oxygen kill the anaerobes. However, I know that this liquid / 'compost tea' is bad for plants but I do not plan to use it. My question is: will the liquid that I drain be potentially harmful to myself or any animals that may encounter it? Any insight would be gratefully appreciated.

Franklin County Ohio mushrooms growing mushrooms Posted 6 days ago

I baked an un-stuffed turkey. I put onions, celery and garlic in the cavity...

I baked an un-stuffed turkey. I put onions, celery and garlic in the cavity and poured a little water, sherry and herbs in the bottom of the pan. When the turkey was done, there was lot of liquid in the pan. I poured it out and let it sit in the fridge. The fat rose to the top and what was left was gelatinized. What can I use this for? What is it called? If it's useful, can I freeze it?

Franklin County Ohio food safety home food preservation Posted 6 days ago

Traditional Pressure Cooker/Canner vs Smart Pressure Cooker/Canner

Hello. I am new to canning, and in the process of purchasing tools to pressure can. I would prefer to purchase a vessel that can multi-function. So, I am considering either the Granite Ware 20 quart Anodized Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner/Steamer or the Nesco 9.5 quart Stainless Steel (with an aluminum insert for canning) NPC-9 Smart Pressure Canner and Cooker. I had read that NCHFP warned against use of an electric pressure cooker for pressure canning. However, this smart device seems different. Are these vessels (Granite Ware and Nesco) safe for pressure cooking, pressure canning and water bath canning? Which would you recommend? Thank you. ~ Yolanda

Franklin County Ohio home food preservation Posted 7 days ago

Hello. I am raising 2 bull frog tadpoles I got from a friend's pond. They...

Hello. I am raising 2 bull frog tadpoles I got from a friend's pond. They have been in a 8 x 8 glass container for approx 2 years. They eat and are active. I have been keeping the water clean from my pond water and feed them cucumber and boiled lettuce. They still haven't developed legs. A friend suggested my container was too small. Please advise. (The snails are doing just fine.) THANK YOU!

Franklin County Ohio Posted 8 days ago