Posts Tagged ‘ Farm ’

The Current Flood

May 1, 2010
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The Current Flood

When I started out to make a water work for the farm I had no idea I’d get so much help from above. We are currently under flash flood warnings which means that our “seasonal” creek is flowing at capacity. Enjoy the picture, we will be back to posting more soon.

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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

January 29, 2010
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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

Feed corn, winter snow and boyhood farm work are beautiful sights!  The boys went up to a new feed store that just opened up in town.  They bought some bags of corn for $5.75 for a 50 lb bag.  They were doing good to get the trailer unloaded and the feed put away in the…

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Tex on Tex

January 18, 2010
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Tex on Tex

Talk about a cowboy. Here we have Tex the son in the cowboy hat, riding on Tex, mommom’s freezer beef. The stated idea was to use a cow to round up the cows. I’m not so sure that worked well. But, I think the real objective of having a little farm adventure was achieved!

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1942 Farming Propaganda

August 5, 2009
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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 published in 1930 on this very topic.  Check out this little clip for the story…

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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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Beans and Mators – Seed Savers

May 23, 2009
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It is amazing how many videos are coming out that deal with sustainable agriculture.  We have watched several lately that I will be sharing as we have time.  For now, if you interested in saving seeds, and specialty beans, this 20 minute clip will encourage you. embedded by Embedded Video

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How to Plow a Field

February 26, 2009
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How to Plow a Field

This isn’t what I was searching for when I found this post, but I figure it will be useful when we get ready to plant some row crops soon. How to Plow a Field Enjoy the read.  I can sympathize with the comment wishing his grandfather was around to show him how to do all…

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Farm Life: Highs and Lows Part III

January 22, 2009
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Farm Life: Highs and Lows Part III

Beth already spilt the beans as they say.  But, today was another exciting day on the farm with many lessons in the ups and downs of life. It started off very “low” in the early hours of the morning.  You know those early hours, the ones before most computer geeks go to bed.  Yep, it…

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