How to Grow and Harvest Grains in Your Backyard

Fruits, herbs, and vegetables get all the attention among gardeners.

Backyard poultry and goats provide eggs and dairy (and perhaps meat) for some, but what about the staple foods? Wheat, oats, millet, and other grains are actually much easier to grow than most fruits and vegetables, yet we tend to leave those foods to large farms and buy our flour and cornmeal at the grocery store. There is a bit of specialized knowledge needed to grow grains, but there are a couple myths that have turned people off from the idea.

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Panic and shots at the Louvre. In pictures

Three French soldiers of Operation Sentinelle aborted "visibly an attack of imminent terrorist character" this morning in the Carrousel of the Louvre Museum in Paris, according to the Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (Reuters)

France again suffers a terrorist attack, apparently of a mulsuman man.
This attack is about a symbol of Western culture that is the Louvre Museum.
Also this attack has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with what the Western world does about the Arab world. And, moreover, it has to see what the Arab world does, and does not do, about its own citizens.

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Argentina toughens immigration policy against criminals

Minister Bullrich denied planning to build a wall on the border with Bolivia. (Image: DyN)

The executive order of Mauricio Macri to tighten the conditions to migrate to Argentina and facilitate the expulsions is already law.

Before it was published, it has unleashed a wave of criticism and accusations of xenophobia, in the international context of the advance of the new president of the United States, Donald Trump, with the wall on Mexico.

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Odebrecht, an earthquake for Peru

The Peruvian president, Kuczynski, was included in the judicial investigation. (Image: EFE)

The scandal erupted when the confessions of officials of the Brazilian construction company were known about the bribes paid by the company to several peruvian government officials. There are doubts about the results of the research.

An earthquake with epicenter in Brazil threatens to have catastrophic effects for the discredited peruvian political class. An earthquake that can be carried ahead of more than one former president. The incumbent, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, could also end up among his victims.

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Sleeping in a tomb: the creepy images that shake Iran

An Iranian looms from his home an empty tomb in an abandoned graveyard outside Tehran. Photo: Saeed Gholamhoseini / Instagram

A photo-book published in the Iranian daily Shahrvand with images of homeless people sleeping in empty tombs in an abandoned graveyard outside Tehran struck sensitivities in Iran, whose president was shocked by the situation. The publication also highlighted the country’s economic difficulties as well as the plague of heroin that has trapped thousands of Iranians.

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Aleppo: what is going on with the war in Syria?

By AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici

“Do not forget Aleppo,” shouted immediately after firing the man who killed the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov. Although it is impossible to know what went through his mind before committing the murder, a possible explanation is the vengeance against Russia for the bombardment that Vladimir Putin’s army has systematically applied over the Syrian city to help President Bashar al-Assad to end the Rebellious

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