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Raising backyard chickens; is it right for you?

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Raising backyard chickens has been a growing phenomenon for several years. Many cities have passed laws legalizing backyard chickens, encouraging many to raise chickens as a rewarding hobby. One of the biggest benefits to raising backyard chickens is that their eggs are fresher and often tastier than store-bought varieties. Hens can lay one egg per day. Multiply that egg per […]

A year in review of seed trial results by volunteers

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There are many good things that come with the new year. Days get longer, weather gets warmer (eventually) and new seed catalogues start to arrive. One of the other things I look forward to each January are the annual results of the seed testing done during the last year. Since 1982, Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers have taken part in […]

Ways holiday hosts can avoid overserving guests

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 The 2021 holiday season could prove to be especially festive. After the COVID-19 pandemic forced families to tone down their holiday celebrations in 2020, the 2021 holiday season figures to feel more familiar. The rollout of a trio of effective… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Traditions of the Christmas tree in lights and song

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 Traditions of the Christmas tree in lights and song Lights on a Christmas tree may seem like a relatively recent phenomenon, but people who can’t wait to deck the halls each December may be surprised to learn that this beloved tradition dates a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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