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How to make butter the old fashioned way

There aren’t many things that are as tasty as fresh homemade butter with freshly baked bread. We make butter regularly using cream that has been skimmed off full milk. Making butter is easy, even in the old fashioned way, but … Continue reading

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Fermented Foods

One of the easiest fermented foods is fermented cabbage, or sauerkraut. It can ferment in its own juice, or in salty water. This video shows you two methods to try in order to get delicious and healthy food, high in … Continue reading

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Chickweed (Stellaria media)

About the plant: Chickweed is a delicious wild food which grows in abundance and is often considered a weed in gardens. However, you can eat this plant raw and cooked as well, and it is also a medicinal plant for both … Continue reading

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Wild foods – dock flour pancakes

From wild flour to delicious healthy snack Why use dock flour? Dock seed flour is a great substitute for other types of flour. It won’t cost you a thing. It is naturally gluten free. It tastes good! It has an … Continue reading

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Various Cold Frame Designs

I built three different types of cold frames from old windows and recycled scrap wood from other construction projects. They are currently being tested to see to what extent they influence the yield as well as which one is the … Continue reading

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The Organic Art Ranch Newsletter 2019

Dear friends near and far away, We have had a few months all to ourselves to enjoy the slow living and prepare for 2020, which has a lot of promises. As we started writing this letter of 2019, we were … Continue reading

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Secret Life of Transylvania

This video, made by Reinout Arents, a talented young artists from Belgium, beautifully captures some of the loveliest moments at the Organic Art Ranch in 2018. Happy moments, friendship, music, the many faces of Nature, and people united from many corners of … Continue reading

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