Hobby Farm Home® - March/April 2012 - Volume 7 - Number 2
18 Get Saucy
Basil isn’t alone in its abundant harvest or its versatility in the kitchen. Find seven zesty alternatives to traditional basil pesto.
by Judith Hausman
22 The Cottage Comeback
The trend toward buying local and knowing our food’s origin has revitalized state-level cottage food laws. Find out how this resurgence could add value to your farm’s bottom line.
by Lisa Kivirist
36 Beauty and the Feast
Discover eight eye-catching vines for your garden and backyard that are as deliciously fruitful as they are beautiful.
by Jessica Walliser
52 Plant to Preserve
As you plan your garden, consider your pantry and freezer needs to determine when and how much to plant for the preserving season that lies ahead.
by Elyse Grau
64 Porch Appeal
Blur the line between the indoors and out—and create a gracious space for relaxing and entertaining—with a well-planned farm-house porch.
by Nancy Mann Jackson
68 Cooking, Alfresco
Don’t let the need to process your summer harvest prevent you from enjoying the great outdoors: Construct an outdoor kitchen for processing your garden’s bounty and sharing it with friends.
by Lisa Kivirist
76 Common Threads
Find support for your farm-based fiber operation by starting a CSA.
by Heather Hunter
In Every Issue
6 Editor’s Note
86 In the Air
90 Good Reading
95 Classified Advertising
96 Finishing Touch
10 Lessons Learned Cherie Langlois
12 Country Fare Lynda King
28 Hands On Tim Belyk
32 The Nest Box Sharon Biggs Waller
42 Garden Grit Andy Tomolonis
46 Garden Home Solutions P. Allen Smith
50 Nature Calls Lisa Munniksma
58 Home Clinic Cheryl Morrison
74 Project Homestead Rhoda Peacher
82 Animal Talk Audrey Pavia
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