St. Croix, the largest of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, is one of the toughest environments cattle have faced. People have tried for over a hundred years to find just the right breed to thrive in the tropical heat. One of the first major successes was the N’Dama from West Africa, imported to St.Continue reading “Senepol”
We all know why there are thistles and other undesirable weeds in the world, right? And to Adam He said,“Because you have listened to the voice of your wifeand have eaten of the treeof which I commanded you,‘You shall not eat of it,’cursed is the ground because of you;in pain you shall eat of itContinue reading “Why Thorns and Thistles Grow”
Hardy and productive, heritage breeds offer more than just nostalgia.
So what if you only have an acre or so to work with, but are eager to grow a little bit of your own food? A garden and maybe even a small orchard are two options you may want to consider. And if you need some advice on growing fruits and vegetables in the smallContinue reading “The Home Acre”
Recent interest in grassfed beef and heritage livestock breeds has brought the Red Poll back to the attention of America.
Asparagus can be a delicious addition to your dinner and a great way to start the year’s harvest. But there are only so many times you can eat asparagus cooked as a side dish! Fortunately, asparagus can be fairly versatile. Cooked asparagus as a side dish is just the beginning of the possibilities. Here areContinue reading “3 Easy Ways to Use Asparagus”
Hopefully by now you have decided to reap the benefits of keeping a farm journal. You may even have a journal to write in and a time to write in it. There is one last question to answer: What are you going to write about? There is only one important rule to remember here, andContinue reading “The Farm Journal: How”
Many birdwatchers enjoy keeping journals of their finds. Skimming through past entries can bring back memories of great moments with nature. Although you can easily make your own birdwatching journal, the All-Weather Birder’s Journal made by Rite in the Rain has several advantages:
Although still one of the most endangered cattle breeds in America, the Randall lives on.
If you have a greenhouse or cold frame, you may already be pulling the first radishes of the year. That crisp, fresh texture and mildly spicy taste is a real treat after the long winter. Once you’ve had your fill of radishes served plain or with a dab of vegetable dip, try something different. ThisContinue reading “Easy Radish Salad”