Hobby Farms - May/June 2011 - Volume 11 - Number 3
32 True Dexter Dexterity
Once a population in peril, the diminutive Dexter
cattle breed is making a comeback on small-scale
farms, proving their worth as dairy and meat animals.
by Sue Weaver
42 Snuffling for Truffles
Truffles, a crop that's nearly as difficult to harvest as
it is to cultivate, fetch a hefty sum from foodies.
Meet a farmer in France who makes his living truffle
hunting with the help of a few trusty pigs.
by Heidi Fuller-love
54 Cherished Cherry Tomatoes
Like candy grown in the garden, cherry tomatoes
come in a range of colors and flavors. One of these
nine varieties is bound to be right for your field
by Jessica Walliser
62 Power Trip
Traditional tractors, ATVs and two-wheel walkbehind
tractors are important pieces of a small-farm
menagerie. Here's how to sort through the options
and choose the right workhorse for your land.
by Jim Ruen
22 Buying the Farm
26 Livestock Q&A
Compiled by Sharon Biggs Waller
with Dr. Lyle G. McNeal
48 Farm Garden
72 How Do I ...
Build a Beehive
76 Tools of the Trade
78 Farm to Table
6 Notes from the Porch
8 Reader Mail
10 Reader ResumŽ
20 Say Cheese!
80 Reader Service Index
99 Livestock Directory
102 Classified Advertising
104 10 Minutes With ...
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