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BLACK HILLS POULTRY SOCIETY

    For many area gardeners having a garden and having a flock of chickens seems natural. We are pleased to have the activities of the recently formed Black Hills Poultry Society posted on www.BlackHillsGarden. You will find here a calendar of upcoming events, perhaps some photos of folks and their favorite birds along with all the good reasons that gardens and chickens seem to go together (not to mention their delicious eggs!)

The mission of the society is to promote the keeping, breeding and exhibition of poultry of all kinds and to provide guidance and information from the wealth of experience from the most accomplished members.

The goal is to provide a fun, friendly atmosphere and encourage people of all ages to becomes involved with all breeds of poultry.

The group meets the third Friday of every month 6:30 p.m. at the West River Electric Association community meeting room. 

Persons who might be interested in keeping small flocks of chickens are  welcome to contact the society members at the information given below.

Contacts for the Black Hills Poultry Society are: blackhillspoultry@gmail.com and on Facebook as Black Hills Poultry Society or at 605-923-2366.


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How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator