Christmas Thoughts

December 26, 2012
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Christmas Thoughts

It’s been a beautiful day.  One of those cold, winter, overcast days where you can stand outside and smell the fresh air and then get whiffs of the fireplace smoke.  Smells and feels like winter is finally here!  Inside it is warm.  The fire has been going and filled the house with a deep warmth…

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The Agrarian South

November 1, 2012
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“For almost three hundred years, agriculture was the major livelihood of most residents of the American South, and the rural lifestyle was the shared experience that tied together a region that rivals most countries in size. The defining institutions of this agrarian tradition were the plantation and the small farm. The first plantations were established…

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Darts with C02 ?

May 22, 2012
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Darts with C02 ?

Our little boy is 3.  He’s almost 4.  He was our very 1st baby born right here at home on the farm.  Our 8th baby born at home… just the 1st one born on this farm …..and 5th boy.  He’s proud of that. Our almost 4 year old has been anxiously awaiting his birthday.  For…

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Homeschool Moment – Cereal Connection?

May 11, 2012
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Homeschool Moment – Cereal Connection?

Homeschooling provides special moments I like to equate with the “perfect golf shot”.  It only takes one moment like this to make you come back for the next round.  During our dinner discussion tonight we were discussing the setup of our new solar powered device.  I was explaining to the family the difference between serial connections and parallel connections when…

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How do I save my cow from bloat?

March 6, 2012
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I hate when I have to ask this question.  It is the usual story – at least around here.  There is a new milker in the stall (both the cow and the boy), we are late for school, the barn door gets left loose, the cows take advantage and have free access to the feed barrel…

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Farmer Boy II – Born Again Dirt

March 3, 2012
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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 stones at the current system it would be one thing, but they offer a viable…

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