12Whisk eggs....34In a cup pour 1/2 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of coffee..... Until coffee has dissolved.5Soften 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)6Add cake mix...7Add pudding mix....8Add eggs....9Add butter....10Add coffee....11Add vanilla.....12Add sour cream.....13Mix for 2 minutes....1415Batter will be a little thick.
PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockFarms, like other businesses, make money or income (sometimes), and then farmers pay taxes on the income. In 1996, the federal government estimated farm households paid $19 billion in federal income taxes and $10.2 billion in social security and self-employment taxes. While being your own boss has its advantage, it can prove a challenge during tax season.
PHOTO: Lisa SteeleAre you thinking about adding ducks to your existing chicken flock? Maybe you don’t have any chickens but are considering raising ducks on your farm or homestead or in your backyard?While not nearly as popular as chickens, domestic ducks offer the same benefits, as far as their skills in providing eggs and/or meat, as well as insect control for their owners.
Home /Urban Farming /InnovationPhoto by Rick GushThe Madonna festival in Rapallo, Italy, has seen many innovations throughout the years.I’m a big fan of innovation. Not much drives me nuts more than to hear someone say, “Well, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” I wrote a musical comedy about a group of Neanderthals, where the protagonist was an inventor from the Stone Age who had trouble convincing people that his ideas were useful.
Home /Farm Equipment /Why I Can’t Live Without My Red WagonPHOTO: Daniel JohnsonAs many hobby farmers know, once in a while we come to possess a tool or machine that we use with such frequency that it becomes impossible to imagine life without it. The item in question becomes more than just another piece of equipment—it becomes a part of the farm.
1You will need two large heads of cauliflower.2Cut off the outer green leaves and wash the cauliflower.3Remove the woody stem, thus separating the head of cauliflower into florets.4Remove as much of the stem as possible from each floret.56Measure 2 cups if apple cider vinegar .7Measure 2 cups of water84 teaspoons sea salt9Mix the apple cider vinegar, water and sea salt in a large saucepan over high heat.
Home /Recipes /Spiced Caramel PecansPHOTO: Lori RiceAs the holidays approach, our tastebuds turn to the sweet things in life. As you put together the list of treats you plan to make as gifts or to take to parties this season, add these spiced pecans to your list. The combination of crunch with a sweet-and-salty flavor will be hard to resist, and soon people will be asking for more.
PHOTO: Kathy Shea MorminoChickens don’t ordinarily need bathing. They maintain their personal hygiene by dust-bathing, which essentially involves rolling in dirt. At the end of a dust bath, the dirt is shaken off and the chicken proceeds to preen and groom its feathers back into place. However, there are times when an especially filthy fowl will need a bath, and when it does, don’t overthink it.
Home /Recipes / Breakfast Recipes /Kitchen Creation: Eggs BenedictPhoto by John IvankoIt’s easy to impress farmstead guests with a beautifully stacked eggs Benedict.There’s nothing more enticing to the eye, nose and palate than eggs Benedict, especially when made with a couple slices of Canadian bacon and poached farm-fresh eggs with their nutrient-rich orange yolks.
Home /News & Trending /Nominate a Farmer You Know for 2008 Steward of the Land AwardIt’s time to send in your nomination for the 2008 Steward of the Land Award; the winning farmer will receive $10,000.You know these farmers.They’re like Sandy and Rossie Fisher, who received the 2007 Stewards of the Land award for their lifelong commitment to farmland protection and environmental stewardship.
Home /Farm Equipment /How To Mark Hay Bales From Different Fields & CuttingsPHOTO: Daniel JohnsonYou might assume storing small square hay bales is a fairly simple process. Don’t you just stack them any which way in a sheltered building and feed them one by one until the annual crop has been consumed?
1Hover over the white flame in the top left corner of the board until it turns blue.2Select the device you want to calibrate. Click OK.3Click on the surface to begin.4Click in the middle of each crosshair as it appears on the screen.5678You have successfully calibrated when ActivInspire reappears on your screen.