Saturday 20th – I helped dad chore and came back home to move snow. I borrowed my father in law’s (Melvin) 8300 and Gnuse bucket and pushed snow. Amazingly the ground never froze under all this snow and it was apparent as I pushed snow. I cleared…Continue
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Saturday 13th – Melis and I hung out around home all morning and went to Red Oak for lunch with my family, Aunt Jackie, Uncle Brad, Clark and Grandma and Grandpa Smith for Gpa Smith’s 80th birthday. We ate at the Firehouse and had a…Continue
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I did finally make a decision on renting out the little piece of land in MN we bought. I went with the young guy over the current renter. I figured the land was awefully good for the current guy and the young person could really use the land to build up an operation. It was a lot…Continue
Your recent “urgent request for help” caught my attention. First I passed it off as another attempt to line your deep coffers with the goal of “raising $200,000 as a ‘counterpunch’ to one of our more persistent critics.” Then I rolled my eyes at hypocrisy of your description of Richard Berman and David Martosko as “shadowy flim-flam artists” and ”an…
Sing a little song about your daily work, even when it smells . Make your message fun. Upload to YouTube from your smart phone. Share it with the world. A family dairy farmer down in Alabama has developed quite a following for his work and his cows doing just that. Will Gilmer, also known as “The Singing Dairyman”, creates “Moo Tube Minutes” to…
Added by Michele Payn-Knoper on February 17, 2010 at 10:13pm — No Comments
To everybody who is from a small town or even a big town and still supports rural life needs to read this article: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/269229/…Continue
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Tuesday 2nd - I spent the day out and about trying to catch customers. I stopped at Hays’ on my way home and got caught up on the Malvern gossip. Bart, my father in law, and another local farmer were in shooting the breeze. I stopped and got a…Continue
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Thank-You for responding...
I guess I need to go into more detail...
I pretty much know that I am better off in the south - to grow fruit / avocados + vegetables ...
What I don't know is " How far inland can I go- to grow this food - where the climate is still good and warm enough "??? I am in a good location now for this ... but I do not want to be too close to the coast... ( I am 15 miles away from the coast…Continue
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My cousin sent this to me the other day. I'm not sure where she got it, but I enjoyed it and agree with most everything in here.
"I am a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to…Continue
The advent of social media has brought the diversity of food opinions to clear light. I listen and participate in hundreds of conversations daily with people around the world. It’s beneficial to converse about food, its’ origins, the people who produce it and how the agrifood system works. It’s also immensely frustrating to see how polarizing food and farming have become.
Frankly, I don’t know why someone in San Francisco believes they should dictate the technology used by a soybean…Continue
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