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
I wrote this list six months ago when I realized I needed to start thinking about my next move. It is very much still relevant today and there are some aspects I feel even more strongly about. (In case this isn’t clear, I’m currently looking for new opportunities either for full-time or contract work) Position…… Continue reading What I Look for in a Job
I must confess I do not read that many business-focused books. Currently, I’m reading two books about cooking and listening to a sci-fi audiobook (Artemis). I’m typically reading about the US food system, sci-fi or memoirs (especially ones where someone drastically changes their life for a year). Every so often though books outside that genre…… Continue reading The Open Organization Workbook is Released! And I cowrote a chapter!
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?