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I have recently acquired 3 meat rabbits (American Chinchillas- 2 does and 1 buck) and live within the Hillsboro city limits. I anticipate that more rabbits will be produced than my partner and I can consume on our own. I have a few questions in relation to the rabbits. 1) Can I legally...

I'd like to mix more sand into my soil to help break up the clay. If I collect sand from an ocean beach, should I be worried about too much salt in the sand and it impacting my soil? If I were to use the beach sand for another project like a base for setting paving stones, would I be...

Is it possible to process food, e.g. using a pressure canner, using a 2 quart jar?

I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in Oct/Nov. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they do ok together? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic!! Is that possible?

We have a maple tree on our rental property, about 4" from the fence. The neighbor considers the tree to be a nuisance since it drops leaves and debris on his side. He called me the other day to say that he pruned all the branches back on his side and we should remove the tree this week....

What is wrong with my red potatoes? The Yukon Golds from the same soil were perfect.

What is the best way to harvest and store rutabaga? Is it better to leave them until after the first light (like around 25-32°F) frost?

We are looking to buy a house in Corvallis. We are looking at a property near the NE boundry of the OSU lamb barns property. I'm looking for information about cougar/human interactions in that area, specifically with the added risks of having small children, a small dog, and chickens. Also,...

Is there a way to preserve the flowers from pumpkin and/or squash? I like to make deep fried pumpkin/squash flowers and it would be nice to have some throughout the year.