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Dry Farming Trial Of Red Aztec Spinach

Have you ever heard of Red Aztec Spinach, Huauzontle, or Chenopodium nuttalliae? They’re all the same plant. It’s an eat-all green. It grows edible leaves through August’s scorching heat and then gives you a seed grain that is like quinoa but lacking the soapy...

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Tool Review: Morakniv Basic 511

A high-performance utility knife that belies its budget price. My enthusiasm for the Morakinv Basic 511 utility knife cannot be overstated. If you want a utility knife to carry and use while you do chores around the homestead or farm, I cannot think of a better choice...

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Integrating Crops And Livestock For Profit

Kansas farmer Gail Fuller, who farms near Emporia, experimented with no-till farming on and off during the 1980s. In the mid-1990s, frustrated by erosion and not getting the results he wanted, he attended a no-till conference where he learned about cover crops. When...

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Is A Refractometer In Your Future

Have you considered use of an optical refractometer on your farm or homestead? As more holistic growers better understand the biochemistry of growing plants and soil, they are adopting use of this simple-to-use tool to help determine the health or nutritional value of...

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Film Review: Polyfaces: A World Of Many Choices

Documentary delivers message: Needed change in food system is at hand. Despite having a compelling subject to shoot – Joel Salatin and the extended family of his farm – the filmmakers of Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices convey something more important. What I took...

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Comfrey May Be Your New Best Friend

If you would like to use less chemical fertilizer for your fruit trees or are tired of weeding around them, there’s a solution. Does watering your fruit trees less often sound good? Yep, there’s an answer for you. The solution to all these things is the humble, yet...

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What Is The Value Of Work?

Something I read the other day made me ponder about the nature of work. Or, more precisely, how many of us of Occidental cultures view work. I now know we have it wrong. In mankind’s rush from an agrarian society to an industrial one, increases in human productivity...

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Raw Milk As Soil Input

Field trials show applying milk to pasture is increasing Brix values, reducing compaction and increasing tonnage. There’s much buzz surrounding raw milk, and it’s not flies or even the debate about selling raw milk for human consumption. The buzz is positive and...

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Do We Have Dominion Right?

God’s dominion mandate to Adam described in Genesis 1 cannot defensibly be used as an apologetic for extractive and exploitative use of Earth’s resources – or more conservatively stated as misusing creation for man’s benefit. Instead, I will illustrate that the...

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Five Lessons From A First-Time Beekeeper

So you haven’t even started keeping bees yet and you’ve already been stung. Stung with that lust for everything beekeeping promises to provide. Namely, an endless supply of golden sticky sweet stuff. Sure, we know the bees will help with pollination and, if we’re...

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Book Review: Born Again Dirt

The number of speakers, consultants and authors in the world of sustainable farming and gardening has exploded. There’s restorative agriculture, permaculture and Farming God’s Way, to name just a few. And then there’s Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms teaching us to...

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Is The Book Of Genesis Anti-GMO?

A provocative headline, to be sure. It might seem like a stretch to some people and there can be good argument to answer in the negative to the headline’s question. But, there may be a biblical case to be made against use of sterile seeds and GMOs. Now before you...

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Kansas Group Has Big Idea To Feed The World

From Salina, Kansas, The Land Institute offers a real solution to a growing problem If you follow agriculture, you likely have noticed more and more people who don’t believe the world can be fed by a chemical-intensive, genetically modified monoculture approach. In...

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