Tag Archives: sustainable

Farming Smarter with Cover Crops

Last September we seeded our first round of cover crops on roughly 200 acres.  These crops that we will never harvest are probably the most exciting thing on the farm right now for me. What is a Cover Crop A … Continue reading

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Long-Term Glyphosate Use Effect on Wheat

Critics of conventional farming often decry the use of herbicides.  Herbicides that are not organic anyway.  That’s all fine and dandy, but the problem I see with the arguments some people present is they contain no substance.  Take a look … Continue reading

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It’s Easy Being Green

Farms tend to accumulate scrap metal over time.  A few times a year we load the dump truck with junk and haul it to the scrap yard where they recycle the metal.  Today we have less junk (almost none actually) … Continue reading

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A Taste Test of Biotech Sweet Corn

You may remember a while back when I wrote a post about biotech sweet corn, and how it could greatly reduce pesticide applications. Thanks to the popularity of that post (which still gets hits almost daily) I was afforded an … Continue reading

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Don’t talk with your mouth full. #NonDairyCarrie Project Project Post #7

I want to repost these thoughts I had on a post by Dairy Carrie from her blog. It’s interesting that in the United States when the vast majority of us have access to food pretty readily that we seem to complain … Continue reading

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How is Mother Nature Doing?

Just fine I would say.  This picture is of a bit land in the middle of a field that drowned out early in the growing season.  None of the corn made it even after a second planting.  All the growth … Continue reading

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Forestry 101

No, I’m not writing this because I’m a forestry expert, I’m writing this because I spent the afternoon with one.  We have a neighbor who has recently purchased some woods that are adjacent to some that we own.  He had … Continue reading

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