1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 stick butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 2 peaches, sliced into wedges 6 oz blueberries 1 teaspoon granulated sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Grease the side and [...]
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What is Yoga? The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years. In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout the world. The word Yoga means “to join or yoke [...]
An exotic and perhaps odd-looking breed of poultry, the Guinea Fowl, is fast becoming not just the friend of the poultry farmer, but a friend of the avid gardener as well. These solid colored birds, weighing in at no more than 4 ½ pounds apiece, hail from the Sub-Saharan regions of West Africa. The domestic, [...]
What once was basic shelter for sheepherders as they roamed the backcountry of the Mountain West while tending to their flocks is now a collector’s item that can sometimes fetch more than the average sheepherder earns in a year. Invented in the late 1800s to lessen the hardships of the lifestyle, sheep wagons (or carro [...]
Perhaps a simplistic review of what a chicken is could be helpful in understanding some of the "hows" and "whys" in poultry incubation, production, management, and health. A chicken is a bird. One of the features that differentiate it from most other birds is that it has a comb and two wattles. The comb is [...]
Glamping on the Hill Imagine arriving at your campsite under the stars, entering your spacious bell tent set up with a comfy bed complete with linens and cozy quilts, a couple of chairs, some soft lighting enhancing the beautiful color of the tent. Someone has already built a fire for you, and per your request [...]
Indian Runners are a very special breed of domestic duck. When they were imported into Europe they attracted attention because of their tall, upright bodies and their incredible reputation for egg-laying. They had been found in the East Indies, from where they get their present name, but were referred to as ‘Penguin Ducks’ by Dutch [...]
Honeybee hives have long provided humans with honey and beeswax. Such commercial uses have spawned a large beekeeping industry, though many species still occur in the wild. All honeybees are social and cooperative insects. A hive's inhabitants are generally divided into three types. Workers are the only bees that most people ever see. These bees [...]
Meditation is the art of silencing the mind. When the mind is silent, concentration is increased and we experience inner peace in the midst of worldly turmoil. This elusive inner peace is what attracts so many people to meditation and is a quality everyone can benefit from. What are the Benefits of Meditation? I’ve been [...]