Monthly Archives: June 2009

Tennesse Governor Phil Bredesen Signed State Sovereignty Resolution

June 28, 2009
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Tennesse Governor Phil Bredesen Signed State Sovereignty Resolution

26th Tennessee Regiment CSA While many states have passed state sovereignty resolutions recently, Tennessee is the first to have the governor’s signature affixed to the bill.  Now if we could wean ourselves from the federal dole we might actually have something.  We can work on a free economic system for TN as we move forward,…

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Weed Control for the Garden — Mulch

June 25, 2009
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Weed Control for the Garden — Mulch

I have tried to keep the weeds under control this year.  The weeds are not taking us over and it has proven to be much better than the previous gardens we have had.   It has required continuous monitoring and mulching.  I have pulled very few weeds and have instead used the hay/straw mulch method to cover the weeds…

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A Food Inc. Movie Review

June 23, 2009
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Here’s a Food INC. movie review from some friends of ours: Well, we just got back from the movie. Their answers to the problem seemed to rely too much on government, interestingly the same people they place a large portion of the blame on. I have put a review on my blog here.  Update from…

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The Guernsey Dairy

June 22, 2009
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The Guernsey Dairy

We do not have a mature dairy bull on our farm. We have been told by those more experienced than we, that dairy bulls are the most dangerous farm animal around.  We do however have a bunch of bull calves here on the farm awaiting to be banded.  Our 13 year old castrated one bull calf they…

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More Cow Talk

June 16, 2009
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More Cow Talk

Our boys are raising a cow for their grandparents.  They named him Tex.  They have been bottle feeding him for a while now and he is finally weaned!  He weaned from the bottle last week…he still likes Havala’s ear.    I am sympathetic to the newly weaned calves.  They come bounding up to the fence when we come near thinking…

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Three Real Food Articles Worth Reading

June 16, 2009
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Three Real Food Articles Worth Reading

Ok – so in the absence of much writing, maybe you’d like to see what we’ve been reading.  In addition to our family reading story, Every Farm Tells a Story by Jerry Apps, and my private study time book, Arator, by John Taylor of Caroline here are a few links to some good on-line articles. How do…

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Food, INC.

June 13, 2009
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Here is another movie that just opened on the 12th, called Food, Inc.  We haven’t seen the entire movie yet, but we will.  Based on this interview, I’m sure there are parts of the movie that we will disagree with, such as a solution to the problem which includes “Changing Walmart” or other corporations.  Having said…

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Introducing Havala

June 8, 2009
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Introducing Havala

Baby calves are so enjoyable to have around on the farm.  We love watching them romp and play.  Here’s one of our baby cows named Havala.  Here, Hava is chasing our 8 year old as he makes his way over to one of the other calves.  We plan on keeping her here on the farm…

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