Category: Agrarian Life

Tennessee Organic Growers Association Conference, Nashville, March 5-6

I just found out about this great conference going on in our backyard this weekend, March 5 -6 by TOGA (Tennessee Organic Growers Association).  (Thanks Donna for letting me know!!!!) It sounds like a wonderful conference if you are in…

Albino Deer Photographed

Odocoileus virginianus – Albino Whitetail Deer How often do you get to see an albino deer in the wild? Depending on where you find the statistics on the web, you have somewhere between 1 and a million to 1 and…

The Slow Food Movement is Too Fast

One of the reasons we moved to the farm was in search of a slower paced life that allowed time for “one another”.  It was seeking meaningful relationships and finding the time to invest in other people’s lives.  In short it was…

Monsanto Re-engages in Development of GMO Wheat

This report, by Stephanie Dearing, discusses Monsanto’s intent to re-engage in the research and production of GMO wheat: After Monsanto announced its plan to revisit gm wheat last year, having received the support of an international farmer’s coalition, a worldwide movement…

Cou Blanc Alpine Dairy Goats

So the children were right, our dairy goat, Mally, had twins!  Finally on Feb. 1st, she gave birth the day after the other goat had her baby!  Newborn goats are so cute!  She had one doe and one buck who…

New Nubian Alpine Goat

Our daughter had a nice surprise out in the pasture yesterday.  One of our goats gave birth to a very cute little mixed nubian alpine doeling, which we weren’t expecting.  The boys found the baby and thought it belonged to…

January 2010 Arctic South

I’m not complaining.  We love the snow in the winter time.  It’s just working in it…the frost bitten hands, layering up before chores and what the combination of mud, ice and worker boys do to my back door area.  A couple…

Would You Like Raw Milk or rBGH Milk?…You Decide

Milk Nazi Alert It’s funny how the Milk Nazi’s are on the war path against raw milk, but Monsanto gets a free pass.  Fox news completely ignored the research and “human health concerns” of rBGH Milk in favor of advertising…

Michael Schmidt Acquitted of all Raw Milk Charges

Michael Schmidt Acquitted of 19 Raw Milk Charges Here is a ruling that gives a strong precedence to the Cow Share Programs of the world.  The Complete Patient had this to say about the verdict, In the end, the judge determined…

Dairy Delights…

Look what’s just been released … The Art of Dairy Delights from Franklin Springs

The Milk Nazis Continue Their March

“It’s not about health, it’s about control” In the furore around Home on the Range dairy, statements from Health Authorities resulted in headlines such as “Raw milk hazardous to health”. They’d have you believe that ‘every glass of raw milk is…

Snow Boy Walking on Ice

The kids thought this was the greatest thing.  Today they were officially able to walk, slip and slide all the way across the pond.  With the temperatures getting down into the single digits  and the arctic wind we have had,…