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Popping into the Holidays

From fall to winter, where have the last few months gone? In October, we were busy with garden clean-up and November with organizing  year-end and making sure the popcorn was drying down. 607 more words

Mountain Farming

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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.  – Mahatma Gandhi


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Supply Management Part 2: Recent Developments and Comparisons

Perhaps you’ve heard some of the latest news from New Zealand, detailing their current dairy woes. Since my last article explaining supply management was published, several readers have reached out, asking about New Zealand’s deregulated dairy industry.  694 more words


I Always Wanted a Cow Named That

Recently, The Westerly Sun ran a story about my new book. Because Westerly is my hometown, no one was surprised when the article included a reminiscence about my cow Darcy. 1,074 more words

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.

                                                                               William Wordsworth…

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On Writing

Biotechnology in Industrial Farming


Compared to the way we obtained our food through traditional farms decades ago to now, there have been vast changes in our food culture today. 419 more words


Alf Bexfield: Harvesting a Century of Memories

by Laura Martin Bacon

There are few legacies as powerful and enduring as the one Alf Bexfield left to his family – and everyone with a passion for farming, innovation and growth. 2,375 more words