You’ve decided that the country life is for you. You’re ready to get back to your roots, to get closer to nature, and to become more self-reliant. Or maybe you already have your place in the country. You’ve been keeping livestock and a garden for years. But somehow you’ve run into difficulties. Your lifestyle just […]
When our routines are disrupted by unusual circumstances, as was the case for many last year, one of two things will likely happen. Either our days will devolve into chaos, or we’ll be amazed by what we accomplished in spite of it all. How do we achieve the latter? Here’s our list of tips:
Here’s a system that you can use to build your own method of managing time based on cognitive stack theory.
Too many family ranches these days are supported by a spouse’s off-ranch income. But this book by Cody Holmes proves that it doesn’t have to be this way!
No matter what your country living interests are, you must have this book. This may seem like an exaggeration. Rest assured, it’s not.
There are two attitudes toward farm internships prevalent in America today. The first is that of stubborn individualism, the rugged “gonna do it my way” philosophy commonly associated with farmers. The second is best described as, “What I need is some interns to get this place in shape!” In Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, […]
Just the basics on this comprehensive approach to sustainable living.
Rather than bringing fresh produce and meat to the customer, such as at a farmers’ market, some agripreneurs opt to have the customer come to the produce, perhaps picking it up at a stand or perhaps by participating in a CSA program. While there are definitely advantages to this style of marketing food, such as […]
Water for Every Farm is rather heavy reading, but it does address adapting farming practices to the land.
Looking for an easy introduction to the complex topic of grazing management? Give this bulletin a try—Intensive Grazing: An Introductory Homestudy Course by Burt Smith. Intensive Grazing starts with information, introducing the three necessities of grazing: Objective. Flexibility. Control. Next comes the basics of the four tools that are used to balance the three necessities: […]