Urban Chicks

This article from the LA Times, Backyard Chickens on the Rise, highlights a front in the local food movement that we’ve discussed with my sister, who lives near Grand Rapids.  She told me this week of a gentleman down there who was told he had to get rid of his...

Food Systems

If you are new to the local food movement and food systems in general, or even if you aren’t, this is an interesting article by Dr. Mercola.  The video in it is of Micheal Pollan, who is considered a guru in the local food movement.  Just a bit more...

Agri-Education

If you’ve known us for even a short time, you know that information disemination is a strong value here.  This winter we met Ilene Satchell of Willow Tree Way at the Small Farms Conference.  She has a program for training farmers to be para-educators and to...

“Teeth of the Lion”

Here’s some information I got on my e-mail about dandelions.  I’ve gotten a couple of recipes for using dandelions.  FamilyHerbalRemedies.com is one place I’ve only started to mine for natural remedy information (it was very helpful in dealing with...
What’s New

What’s New

Someone asked me today, “So, what’s going on on the farm these days.”  Um, where do I start?  Yikes.  Then I downloaded the new lamb pictures and realized my May file is huge, even after deleting some pictures.  May has been a busy month at...
Wild Things

Wild Things

Spring is a great time.  Food wise, if you are committed to eating what you grow, it’s the time of the first fresh veggies.  Some day I’ll be on top of things enough to be enjoying fresh swiss chard and spinach and romaine lettuce right now.  For this...

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