headerphoto

Chickens All Year

You already know the unique farm-type stores in Rapid City that sell chickens and ducks and other sources of live animal food.  It's one of the rites of spring. Runnings and Tractor Supply both make them available, but call around for others--and to find out how long they'll be available.  

Gardening and chickens share a common lineage, a survival instinct involving the importance of food.  True, you can buy anything you want to eat at the local grocery store, but what if the trucks stopped rolling?  It really wouldn't take much to upset our just-in-time restocking of shelves.  

Having fresh vegetables in the backyard garden means that a family won't go hungry right away, but fresh eggs and chicken meat will be welcomed.  Yes, gardening and raising chickens can just be about aesthetics, but did you ever try eating art off your wall?   more

 

News

How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

     read now

 

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