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    Coastal's Weekly Journal: Farrier Tips, Canning vs. Freezing & Ag News

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    July 24, 2017
     
     
     
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    Tips from a Farrier
     
     

    Farrier Tips to Cleaning Horse Hooves        

    Farriers are artisans of hoof care, skillfully adjusting and adapting horse shoes when needed, cleaning away debris, and helping ensure hoof health. They make the job look easy. Jim Spencer is one of those expert farriers. We were lucky enough to spend some time with him and get a lesson in cleaning horse hooves.
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    Canning vs. Freezing
     
     

    Canning vs. Freezing in Today’s Fast-Paced World     

    Back before everyone had a freezer/refrigerator in their home, canning was the preferred method for food preservation. At the time, the USDA’s Bureau of Home Economics didn’t like freezers all that much. The experts felt freezing was the lazy way out, and that canning produced better results. Today, the debate between canning and freezing is one of taste, consistency, time, and nutritional value rather than shelf life and safety. Here’s a quick look at the differences between the two and what to do with your garden bounty.  
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    Ag News
     
     

    Ag News Roundup     

    In today’s Ag News Roundup, a second calf is killed by the Sherman wolf pack, a new noxious weed found in Oregon’s Morrow County, Spokane’s public market reopens, researchers find that bullfrogs start learning early, and a new way of detecting crown gall disease in minutes is developed. 
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