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And Yet More Poo

And for my next bit of entertainment, I thought a double trailer load of goat poo could be fun! Yep, that lot should keep me (or the rather the veggies) going for another couple of years. 104 more words


季節の野菜セット / Seasonal Vegetable Set

皆農塾の季節の野菜セット / Kainoujuku Seasonal Vegetable Set


“Daishi” Daikon

“Beta Rich” Carrots


“Todare” Taro Potatoes


“Toyoshiro” Potatoes

“Hakutaka” Turnips


“Bouzu Shirazu” Green Onion… 22 more words


The seeds of freedom...

By Rob Symons

This is my 40th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life

KwaZulu Natal and the the Eastern Cape are characterised by deep-cut river valleys that flow down to the sea from the mountains. 431 more words


Soil Life in dry climes

Due to high moisture evaporation rate in the high altitude region of New England I have come to observe low levels of soil life. What is equally concerning is the potential lack of microbial activity. 87 more words


Awaiting planting in southwestern Minnesota

YOU CAN SEE IT, sense it, almost smell and hear it—the anticipation of spring planting.

Bare and stubbled fields stretch for miles and miles across southwestern Minnesota, earth turned to the warming sun, awaiting the seeds of spring. 103 more words

not so simple.

Sometimes when I tell folks, especially city-dwellers engaged in the fast-paced 9 to 5 ditty, that my husband and I live on a farm in the middle of nowhere and try to live sustainably, homestead, raise our own food, homeschool our kids, and basically do as much as we can for ourselves, I often see a glazed over expression take hold and hear utterances of “ahhhhh, the simple life.” 968 more words

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