Often when people find out we have a farm with a bunch of animals they ask about all the work it is to care for those animals. What people usually don’t ask about is the interactions between the various species of animals that happen sometimes in unexpected ways. We have a Jersey cow, Rosie. When…… Continue reading Rosie the Guard Cow
What is modern eating? Or do I mean future eating? Actually, I’m probably talking about privileged eating….of the future. Recently there was a bit of an uproar about people seeking out raw water. Before that, it was Soylent. Why are often these stories in the United States? Is there something about our approach to food…… Continue reading Modern Eating?
I’m an open source software activist. Open source software allows people to freely use, modify and distribute it, as opposed to other types of software a single company might control. This is accomplished by licensing the software under an open license. I believe very strongly in the importance of open source software and try to…… Continue reading Open Source Food?
I was having lunch with a friend the other day and she was asking me questions about my chickens. Many of them were things I now am not sure where I learned, but certainly didn’t know prior to starting my homesteading journey. I thought they might be of interest to others so I decided to…… Continue reading Chicken Facts!
I have always been an animal person, everyone in my family is. From 2011 until 2017 I didn’t have any animals, nor did I live with anyone else’s pets. I didn’t really think about it much during that time, but once we moved to our farm and started getting animals it was clear to me…… Continue reading Life without Animals
The second question I’m asked about having a farm after “Where do you find the time?” is “How’d you learn to do X?” Generally, X is often about something related to livestock care, but I also occasionally get questions about gardening or other aspects of farm life. I learn about things the way I assume most…… Continue reading How’d You Learn to do X?
“Where do you find the time?” This is the most common question I get regarding our move to a 24-acre farm 6 months ago. Since I mostly stay put these days I don’t burn a bunch of time in travel or simply the stress of not being home. That gives me quite a lot of…… Continue reading Where do you find the time?
This week I hit a milestone, which for most of the world isn’t much of a milestone at all. I slept in my own bed every night for 3 months straight for the first time since 2009. Unlike the rest of the world in some of my circles of friends, this is an achievement. I…… Continue reading Reflections on Staying Put