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Entries Tagged as 'Sustainability'

Milkweed Massacre

June 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments · farming, Sustainability

All you honey bee and monarch butterfly lovers out there are going to hate me when you learn that I’ve spent the last two days slashing away and slaying milkweed plants in our upper pasture. Believe me, 10 acres have never looked so huge as when you attempt to undo a milkweed infestation on them. […]

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What’s with the Bucket of Grain?

May 31st, 2013 · 10 Comments · farming, Sustainability

My vision for a small pastured livestock operation centered on the basic idea of self-reliant animals foraging on grass. With millions of years of evolution under their belts, I figured my sheep, chickens, pigs and beef cows, presented with acres of green grass, could fend for themselves without a lot of interference from me. So […]

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What’s Old is New Again

May 30th, 2013 · 10 Comments · farming, Sustainability

Here’s a problem. We’ve moved to a farm that’s predominantly pastures. It’s spring. The grass will grow whether you want it to or not. But you’ve decided you are not going to purchase a lawn mower or other gas-powered grass cutting implement. What to do with all that grass? That was the dilemma I faced […]

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