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June Ask Granny – “How do you keep on top of all the various, diverse homestead tasks?”

A Morning's Weeding

Dear Granny – Your home always looks so lovely. Neat, clean and orderly indoors and out. My question is: How do you keep on top of all the various, diverse homestead tasks? Do you use calendars, or a series of calendars – or is it all just second nature after all this time? My question…

Which Tomato Is Best For Canning & Making Sauces?

Making Tomato Juice

Dear Granny, Which tomato should I grow for canning and making sauces? Which is good for eating? What is so great about heirlooms? Are hybrids better? Is there tomatoes that produce all during the season or do they produce one big crop at the same time? Susan Susan – A lot depends upon location, personal…

How Long Can A Fresh Laid Egg Sit Out In Summer Weather?

Spring Eggs

Hi Granny- I realize that you might not be able to get to this question for quite a while, but that’s okay. I’ll wait. I was wondering how long a fresh laid egg can sit out in summer weather before being refrigerated and still be okay to eat. I’m chicken-sitting and there was a day…

What Kind Of Sheep & Goats Do You Raise?

Sheep Grazing Near Apple Trees

Granny – You talk about your sheep and goats often. What type breeds do you have? Meat or milk goats? And do you use your sheep for meat or mainly wool? What breeds are they? I raise pure bred Border Cheviot sheep. I also have 3 sheep MontadaleX Cheviot ewes that I bought this past…

How To Keep Rabbits From Eating Just A Few Vegetable Plants?

Chewed Cabbage

Hey Granny! I just started growing some of my own vegetables this summer and they are just starting to come through. I am very proud of my two small tomatoes and three hot peppers, but I do not want rabbits to eat them. What would you recommend to keep them away? Thanks! Vegan Student Hi…