We are really excited about giving this whole-day workshop on holistic farming for the Organic Growers School and Living Web Farm in North Carolina; first, because the topic… Read more “Organic Growers School, Asheville, NC — holistic farming workshops”
What are we farming for? The question of where viability lies for the small farm is one that is hardly being addressed today, possibly because we don’t… Read more “what is a farm? more philosophy”
Here’s some of what we do on winter evenings: long, slow projects; warm, timely work; and alternate ways of playing in the mud.
Hiking a couple of hundred yards uphill through deep snow at dusk on a cold evening to mess with water pipes may not appeal to everyone; but… Read more “country water, city water”
A must-read for those who wonder how, if natural farming is so wonderful, we came to have an industrial food production technopoly, Mr. Wendell Berry’s excellent and… Read more “how did we get here?”
Our fats of choice are butter and lard; this gilt hung in at about 325#, and we rendered almost two dozen quarts of lard, even with all… Read more “rendering lard”
Our average temperature over the last few weeks has been about ten degrees – that’s Fahrenheit, for our friends in Canada – and the impact of such… Read more “laying hens in January”