As an academic I find it necessary to share some information with you that I find particularly important. Last week one of my classes discussed the relationship between population growth and sustainability. One of my fellow students brought up that her and her husband had decided to only have one child based on the idea … Continue reading Population Control and Sustainability?
The end of summer is coming soon, you know how I know? The goldenrod has started to bloom! This is the last big pollinator bloom of the season, the bloom when bees stock up on nectar and pollen before the weather turns and gets too chilly for the bees. It's a beautiful flower that leaves … Continue reading Summer has come to an end
While I am a strong proponent of utilizing livestock agriculture in regenerative systems I also strongly believe that we need to cut down on our meat consumption, especially in more developed countries. The American diet is awful. We eat too much, we waste too much, and many of us are very unhealthy. In fact both … Continue reading No Red Meat? Alpha Gal, a story.
Back in 2018 I wrote this post reminding myself and my readers why we were building our house. Now that the blog is more than this dream, I wanted to share this dream with my readers. Enjoy. It’s been three and a half years of building. It’s been three and a half years of spending … Continue reading The Reason..Revisited…again
I read an article recently, published in May, discussing the successes of a basic income on unemployed people in Finland. It was a two year study in which "it boost[ed] recipients’ mental and financial well-being, as well as modestly improving employment". This is not the first study to explore the effects of a minimum income, … Continue reading Surviving NTI
How do you pick the right chicken and the right set up for your chickens. All your pre-purchase questions answered.
This year has continued to confuse me, and I have come to the conclusion that people are crazy. We are going on our third year of being involved in a farmer's market, the second year at this market, and I have never seen the types of shoppers that have been coming through the market this … Continue reading Designer food leads to disappointment in Farmer’s Markets
When we purchased the land five years ago we had moved from an area with fairly strict regulations on lawn care. In my previous life I had lived in a subdivision that prided itself on maintaining the facade of the cookie cutter perfection of 1950's suburbia. With competitions and prizes for "best kept lawns" and … Continue reading The Tragedy of Lawns (why we don’t mow)
How is the USDA being influenced by the corporate greed and how are farmers and carbon credits being manipulated by it?
It's a funny thing about plants. They need water to grow. Who woulda thought? The best way for this to happen is from the rain. Which seems like a duh statement, but there is actually something to this. Not just because it's easy watering that I don't have to do, but because rain makes plants … Continue reading Water and the Plants