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Gearing Up for Beekeeping Season

March here in southern Michigan seems to be playing peek-a-boo, giving us brief glimpses of spring one day and throwing us back into the depths of winter the next. Though winter feels never-ending to us beekeepers anxiously awaiting the bustle of bee season, there is much to do before new packages of bees arrive. After all, winter is a season of preparation! It’s time to get your beekeeping tools and your hives ready for the upcoming season.

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Create a Wild Bird Paradise in Your Backyard

When they aren’t picking away at my vegetables, I love having wild birds in my backyard. They’re very colorful, fun to watch, and they make beautiful music. You can attract more wild birds to your home with feeders and birdhouses. If you enjoy having cardinals, bluebirds, hummingbirds, or woodpeckers around, follow these steps to create a wild bird heaven.

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Income from the Homestead: Gardening

Homesteading is defined as a lifestyle of self-sustainability. While many people think of homesteading as providing the food needed off the homestead, there is another side that is most important! Income is needed to provide the things that we can’t do or make ourselves on the homestead. Today I want to focus directly on the garden, specifically how we can earn some income early on in the season when expenses are high in anticipation of the late summer payoff.

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Cast Iron Care Tips and Some Skillet Suppers

Cast iron skillets have always fascinated me with their rustic look and superior searing ability. However, the first time I used a cast iron skillet, I ruined it. After doing some research and learning from some cooking experts, I can confidently say that I used my first cast iron pan all wrong. Before you make the same mistakes as me, read the tips below for some cast iron care tips and some delicious dinner recipes to create in your cast iron skillet.

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FFA Week: Rural King Loves the Future Farmers of America

FFA (Future Farmers of America) is an organization that was founded by farmers but has evolved into much more. Their mission is to prepare younger generations for the future by teaching leadership, independence, and responsibility. Many Rural King associates were part of FFA at one point or another, and we want to show our pride during National FFA Week. Read on to learn more about this hardworking organization and how Rural King is working just as hard to assist them.

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