Tag Archives: food

Growing fodder for the homestead

Feed cost is the biggest ongoing expense for a farmer. So any time he/she can reduce feed costs, even by a little, he/she will do so, if he/she is smart. I’ve been researching ways to cut our feed costs, and … Continue reading

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Mesquite-smoked turkey: the best

I hope your Thanksgiving was as good as ours. The missing element to this year’s celebration was that we were not able to be with our family – we would have loved to be in South Carolina or south Texas … Continue reading

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A New Post

I know it’s high time for a new post. Life’s vicissitudes have kept me from it. Also, sometimes I just feel rather uninspired. And I keep waiting for Kate to put up a post (I know many of you do … Continue reading

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Power, Corruption, and Raw Milk

In case you had forgotten that the tendency of all those with power is to seek more power… In case you had recently been thinking that, perhaps, corporatism is a force for good… In case you had begun to imagine … Continue reading

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Mushroom hunting: puff balls

I pwned Nathan at disc golf the other, and his only consolation was that as we traversed the course, we found several puff ball mushroom which we knew to be edible from our research of morel mushroom hunting in the … Continue reading

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Homegrown Pig Slaughter

After 9 months, a couple hundred pounds, corn, and electricity we have successfully seen our first pig fulfill its duty: death. With the help of a local butcher we learned the ins and outs (knives and guts) of sending a … Continue reading

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Foodonomics

Some thoughts (sprinkled with theology and home-grown photos). I. Food: The Foundation of All Economics These are the things I will argue: A) Food is the foundation of human society. B) A vibrant economy in any people group comes only … Continue reading

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Difficult Days: Laments and Lessons On the Farm

The difference between dreams and reality is…well…reality. One often imagines things will work out a certain way, imagines all the fine details about how such things will work out, invents grand plans based on the success of such imaginings. Then, … Continue reading

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Crawfishin’

Somehow or  other we got it in our heads to catch some crawfish. Compiling little bits of stuffs we’d heard about how, and gathering whatever tools we thought useful for the task, we set out for glory. And we did … Continue reading

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Relevant Magazine Article – the full interviews

I recently wrote an article for Relevant Magazine. The piece dealt with “food ethics,” specifically how we as human beings have become disconnected from the soil (our origins – see Genesis 1) and from our food (which comes from the … Continue reading

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