Category Archives: farming

Thanks to Mom, We Raised Turkeys

Find out what inspired us to raise turkeys and what we learned along the way about tradition, turkey behavior, and what’s really important. Continue reading

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Hay Now

The living skin of our Earth is thin, wildly complex and more interconnected than we might imagine. That’s why, when I look out over the woodlands on our land, the pastures our cattle graze on, the hayfields—I am reassured. The continuous ground cover of pasture or forest protects the soil. Perennial hay fields, pastures and woodlands allow organic matter to build naturally. Continue reading

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Green-Washing Gates Foundation Style

Ecologically run farms are as productive and profitable as conventional, chemical-intensive farms. Which kind is the Gates Foundation funding to address world hunger? Continue reading

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Learning From Elder Farmers

Losing small farms also means that the wisdom of farmers like Ron will be left behind at an ever faster pace. This includes specific wisdom about the land and wider wisdom about ways to live. Continue reading

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