Prescribed Burning: Why Farmers Do It

Prescribed Burning: Why Farmers Do It

Prescribed burning. It may sound like an oxymoron, but a prescribed burn is a valuable tool for farmers and ranchers as they manage grass and rangeland for grazing. By definition, a prescribed burn is a planned fire; it is also sometimes called a “controlled...
Ham Balls

Ham Balls

CommonGround volunteer Ruth Ready shares her recipe for Ham Balls with Pure Nebraska viewers. Ham Balls pound of ground hampound of ground beefpound of ground pork sausagecup cracker crumbseggscup milkcup brown sugarteaspoon dry mustardcup watercup vinegar Mix...
What the New “Bioengineered” Label Tells You about Food.

What the New “Bioengineered” Label Tells You about Food.

Labels: we use them to organize and identify what is in a container. Sometimes we cut them out of the neckline of a shirt because they are itchy. In math or science class, it is important to put the label with your answer to a problem. There are so many types of...
Upcycling: Cows Do It!

Upcycling: Cows Do It!

“Upcycling.” Most often we think of this word in connection with home furnishings or clothing. On our farm we think of upcycling whenever we get our cow herd out on cornstalk fields after harvest. As soon as possible after our corn is harvested, we put up temporary...
Cranberry Quick Bread

Cranberry Quick Bread

CommonGround volunteer Ruth Ready shares her recipe for Cranberry Quick Bread with Pure Nebraska viewers. Cranberry Quick Bread Note: In the video, Ruth said 2/3 cup of unsalted butter. She meant to say 1/3 cup. 1/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)1 cup sugar1 teaspoon...
Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs (Bone In)

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs (Bone In)

CommonGround volunteer Ruth Ready shares her recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Pure Nebraska viewers. Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs (Bone In) 6 Chicken Thighs (bone in)Salt as neededChicken Seasoning½ teaspoon Paprika¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder¼ teaspoon Onion...