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Homemade yogurt

Homemade yogurt

It’s probably been ten years since I made homemade yogurt for the first time. I’m not even sure what prompted me to make it. What I do remember is that we had done research online regarding homemade yogurt. When we were in Edmonton visiting relatives we went to a store that we knew sold yogurt […]

Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 3

In this third Meet the Farmer video, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms talks about a variety of farm issues, including “salad bar beef” methods of intensively grazing cattle on small pasture areas. He has 100 head of cattle that intensively graze about a half-acre of pasture and they’re moved on a daily basis. It’s been […]

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Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 2

This episode of Meet the Farmer, featuring Joel Salatin (of Polyface Farms), is an interesting one. Joel talks about how they raise chickens and their “egg mobile.” If you want real free range chickens, this is the way to raise them. In addition to being a much healthier way to raise chickens, I’m sure that […]

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Meet the Farmer – Joel Salatin Part 1

One person who’s been influential in our thinking lately has been Joel Salatin. Now, most people know him through his appearance in the movie Food Inc. (If you haven’t seen Food Inc, you should read this review.) I happened upon Joel by chance. I was checking out YouTube videos one day (and you know how […]

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Lehman’s Non-Electric store walkthrough

The Lehman’s Non-Electric Catalog is a key resource if you’re interested in self-reliance. We’d love to visit their store in the U.S. Perhaps one day! For now we’ll have to flip through their catalog and plan what we’d like to order. Here in Canada we have another company that deals by catalog, but also has […]

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Welcome to UrbanToRural.com

Our first post on our new blog. Where do we start? We should probably introduce ourselves. There are two of us blogging here. Our names are Alain and Crystal. We live in Edmonton, Alberta and are interested in moving from the city to the country, thus the UrbanToRural.com name. We don’t exactly have the financial […]

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