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Dos & Don’ts For Home Canning

Dos Start with good quality fresh fruits and vegetables that have been thoroughly rinsed and scrubbed with a vegetable brush to remove debris Only use glass home canning jars (ball/mason/kerr jars) with 2 part sealing lids and bands Prepare the lids and jars according to manufacturers suggestions Choose the appropriate canning method for the foods being preserved Have all...

Backyard Chickens 101

Whether you're raising chickens in your backyard or running a larger scale operation, GRIT Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Hank Will, explains the basics of what you should know to succesfully raise backyard chickens from brooder to coop. Backyard chickens not only provide your family with fresh meat and eggs, but they can help reduce the number of common pests around the...

13-year old’s successful aquaponics business

We visit 13-year old Rikalize Reinecke’s aquaculture and aquaponics business in Kameelfontein near Cullinan, north of Pretoria. Over the last two years she has managed to turn this hobby into a successful business, which is one of the four biggest of its kind in the country.