Category: Economics

Farmer Boy II – Born Again Dirt

We just listened to an encouraging interview on Generations with Vision featuring Noah Sanders.  Kevin and Noah layout a good understanding of our current agrarian / economic system and the challenges we face going forward.  Of course if it only threw…

Enslaving Third World Countries Through Dairy Stimulus – Part II

The Borrower is a slave to the lender The last post discussed this article touting the salvation of the Crudaros (Dairy farmers) in Uruguay, by stimulus money.  We will discuss where that money is coming from in the next edition…

The Dash Mark

It has been said that every life is bookmarked by two dates.  There is the date you were born and the date you die.  In between is a dash… that is our life.  That always seemed to be a good reminder…

Racial Hatred and Media Politics

This is the most absurd propaganda piece I have seen in years.  I use to get upset when the evening news would cover a prolife event we were participating in and talk about us while showing clips of the purple haired…

1942 Farming Propaganda

While I’m very thankful for the tractor and all that it can do – the actual impact of progressive farming was exactly opposite of what this old film clip portrays.  In fact, Beth recently quoted from “The Hind Tit“, Andrew Nelson Lytle essay…

Food Fascism, Southern Culture, and My Garden

Thomas Moore, the chairman for the Southern National Congress, wrote a great essay late last month, that is well worth sharing.  He gives a great high level fly over of the root problem in the corporate food industry.  It doesn’t…

Food, INC.

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,…

Fresh the Movie

It is always exciting to find new encouragement in the area of farming.  We recently found these trailers for a new movie call, “Fresh The Movie”.  It seems to be a little bit of a mix between “The Future of…

Factory Farms and Swine Flu

Quite a bit of information is coming out about the swine flu “pandemic”.  Here’s one of the thought provoking articles I read,  Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are “Breeding Grounds” of Swine Flu Pandemic.  Large-scale swine producers in Mexico deny that…

Gardens are Growing

Even with cutting back, buying sales, and strategic meal planning and grocery shopping, many families are still seeing an increase in what they are spending on food and household supplies.  It isn’t so much the increase cost that is driving…

Gardening Thoughts

We have had beautiful weather the last couple of days…right before it gets cold again later this week.  I am ready to get out in the garden.  We still have some more prep work to be done before.  It is…

A lesson on monetary inflation

The game of monopoly (we have farm-opoly) can get out of hand at our house.  Last week I heard them disputing and ultimately banning “bailouts”.  This week I caught the kids in the office operating the copy machine.  I asked them…