Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Angus cattle grazing

There’s a stone wall of sorts near the top of our country lane. People don’t know if it’s coming or going unless they visited...

This autumn, take time to notice the life around you.
Pre-war Case VC

As late as the early 1930s, small acreage farmers with only two or three horses and wanting to go to power farming were left with few options.
U.S. Capitol

Most U.S. farm and commodity groups aren't clear on the exact elements of the just agreed-upon Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Marbled Murrelet

The clever video shines a spotlight on the plight of the endangered marbled murrelet, a small seabird related to puffins that lives along the Pacific coast from northern California to Alaska.

As you begin to look ahead to the next crop year , it is not too early to begin to consider expanding your storage capacity.

There have been no surprises in the grain harvest so far, so we are looking at outside markets, weather, and tea leaves and chicken entrails for direction.
red wriggler worm for composting

Vermicomposting is an effective way to manage food waste over winter, plus it creates plenty of dark, rich compost to start seeds in spring.

No matter how much you love each other, I think that too much togetherness after 20 years together may be more than is strictly needed. I say this with love, but I need to miss a person.
bird feeder hanging in tree during winter

When readers ask for help selecting a bird feeder, I'm happy to oblige. I bought my first feeder in 1978, so I've had lots of experience evaluating them.