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My son butchered a turkey at a friends house on Saturday. Several turkeys were being butchered. My daughter-in-law went and brought some of her concerns to me this afternoon. I have no knowledge about how to safely butcher a turkey, so maybe how it was done is safe; but I have concerns as...

I sent in a picture awhile ago, and you said it was a woodpecker, sapsucker variety. Now it seems there are flying insects, flies and small bees or wasps at the tree all the time, also have seen the woodpecker several times. Seems like they are ruining or killing the tree, what can we do to...

Why are our walnuts so small this year?

I have a Monkey Puzzle tree that's 20+ft. and should be at least 40 years old. The lower limbs have been drying out and turning brown. Nothing unusual this year as in years past, have not disturbed it.

I'm in the process of buying some grassfed beef through an Oregon coast farmer on Craigslist. The beef was recently processed and is ready to pick up, however we won't be getting any liver as the cows had liver flukes. I'm wondering if liver flukes affect the rest of the animal/meat quality...

Is the product, NEEM toxic to bees?

I put sugar in my daily cups of coffee, probably consuming 4 teaspoons total. Am I deluding myself in believing that "pure cane", "raw" or "turbinado" sugars are better for me than white refined sugar?

Hello. I had considered taking the MG program years ago but was told you folks advocate the use of Miracle Gro and other synthetic chemicals. I'm wondering whether or not this is true? Unless the MG practice is one of a strictly organic approach, I won't bother; but if the rumor is false,...

Last year I made sauerkraut according to directions in a Kerr Canning Book. It was placed in a warm sun porch to ferment. I used a plate with a weight on top to keep the kraut under the brine. In 2 weeks it was beautiful and tasted good. Thinking I needed to let it go longer, I let it...

I need some help evaluating crops and or animals that I can make money with. How to find good products that are in high demand. We are organic.