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Links to some great sources of information:


General Information

Mother Earth News

Grit Magazine

Capper’s Farmer

Country Living




Community Chickens – Online community of chicken keepers

The Livestock Conservancy – Heritage breeds of livestock

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue

Adopting and Caring for Chickens – The Humane Society



USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the average annual extreme minimum temperature in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Plant Maps – Hardiness zone maps for: USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Plus drought maps for the USA.

Plant Hardiness Zones for Australia.

Plant Hardiness Zones for the Ukraine.

Plant Hardiness Zone for China.

Average Dates of Last Frost in Spring

Frost Date Selector Page – Victory Seeds

Optimal Germination Temperatures by Crop

National Gardening Association Plant Dictionary

USDA County Extension Offices


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Food Preservation:

National Center for Home Food Preservation

Preserving Food at Home

Ball’s Fresh Preserving



Seed Companies We Would Buy From:

Sustainable Seed Company

Botanical Interests

Seed Saver’s Exchange

Seeds of Change