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Sugar production, part 2: sorghum syrup

Around the same time we started playing around with sugar beets we also discovered sorghum syrup.  Sorghum species are cultivated worldwide for multiple uses – human and animal feed, alcohol, biofuels, brooms – and some varieties have been bred to … Continue reading

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Sugar production, part 1: sugar beets

A couple of years ago we decided that it would be interesting to see if we could produce our own sweeteners.  If nothing else, it would surely help us decrease our sugar consumption if we were to rely just on … Continue reading

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Backyard chickens: coop

Before we got a flock of chickens we needed housing for them.  We have a bandsaw mill and lots of trees that needed thinning at our remote land up in the Sierra, so we went up there to get the … Continue reading

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