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The Modern Farmer Guide to Ice Fishing

Walleye, perch, sturgeon, lake trout: These are among the cold-water species prized by ice fishing... (more)

Brian Barth
January 26, 2020
5 Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Alternatives

Some folks use artificial Christmas trees because they can’t be bothered to deal with a... (more)

Brian Barth
December 16, 2019
Are Turkeys the New Backyard Chickens?

There are two types of people at Thanksgiving: those for whom eating turkey does not... (more)

Brian Barth
November 25, 2019
Four Offseason Gardening Projects to Get You Ahead for Next Year

Late fall, after the last crops have been harvested, is a time to rest and... (more)

Brian Barth
November 18, 2019
How to Build a Cold Frame in 20 Minutes for Under $40

Cold frames are season-extending covers constructed over vegetable beds to keep the frost off. Like... (more)

Brian Barth
October 20, 2019
Five Root Crops to Plant Now for a Fall Harvest

Many root vegetables are considered “cool weather” crops—they grow lush and juicy when daytime temperatures... (more)

Brian Barth
August 31, 2019
How to Make Fresh Sea Salt

Whether you’re traipsing through the sand in Maui, Mallorca or Maine, every ocean environment has... (more)

Brian Barth
July 29, 2019
How to Read Your Weeds

Dreading the ocean of oxalis taking over your lettuce bed? How about that crabgrass creeping... (more)

Brian Barth
July 28, 2019
Dear Modern Farmer: Can I Eat the Snails from My Garden?

Years ago, I ran a gardening business in the seaside town of Santa Cruz, California.... (more)

Brian Barth
July 22, 2019