Regenerative Musings of a Holistic Conservationist

Regenerative Musings of a Holistic Conservationist2020-06-23T15:22:19+00:00

Abbey Smith of Savory Institute: The Regenerative Authority of the Holistic Context

In this episode, Daniel and Jesse interview Abbey Smith, the Global Network Coordinator of the Savory Institute and Hub Leader of the Jefferson Center, which provides a full spectrum of support and training in Holistic Managment within the Northern California area. We speak about the power of the Holistic Context and [...]

How to Grow a Blueberry Guild in a Temperate Climate Successfully

An Holistic Permaculture solution for no-water blueberries in brittle-tending environments Blueberries can be one of the most low-maintenance and pleasurable berries to grow in the temperate permaculture homestead. They are incredibly long-lived plants, ranging from 30-50 years and contain phytonutrients called polyphenols, which not only give these berries their deep blue [...]

Chicken Recipe: Wingina Marinade

As you may imagine, we eat a lot of chicken. It’s hard not to when you have a freezer full of the best tasting chicken around! Our preferred culinary technique is the Crockpot. Throw the meat in and enjoy when time permits! We found a new chicken recipe, however, that blows [...]

The 2 Keys on How to Pasture Your Poultry

Pastured poultry is certainly a buzzword in today’s culture and economy. Its sister terms (grass-fed & free-range) are not any less popular. In the marketplace, pastured poultry, grass-fed, and free-range are often synonymous with overpriced grocery items; in popular agricultural literature, such “marketing” is often akin to ecology’s biggest nightmare. We [...]

Why We Use Free-Choice Minerals

Note: To best understand the details of this article, please also read, “What Are The Foundations of Soil Health?” Animals As Master Nutritionists Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and needed a glass of milk? Although quite basic, this fundamental question has massive implications. Why milk? Why [...]

Why We Don’t Want Pesticides in Our Chicken Feed

We Want To Restore Health and Biodiversity … Not Kill It When Morgan and I first moved to Virginia, we were happy to find chicken feed that was both non-GMO and Soy-Free. Although the chicken feed was not Certified Organic, we were happy because we were told by farms around us [...]

What Are The Foundations of Soil Health?

Note: this short article is intended to preface another article, titled “Why We Use Free-Choice Minerals.” We Need To Start With Roots Wild animals balanced their diets long before man came along. In fact, most regenerative farmers today deftly argue that it is because man came along that wild animals have since [...]

Why We Raise Our Own Breeding Stock

When Morgan and I started farming, we set down a couple of fundamental tenets for our farm—unshakeable beliefs that would form, impact, and guide every decision we made on the farm. If you have come across any of our farm’s marketing, you will recognize this paragraph: “We absolutely and entirely do [...]

Life and Empty Trailers

“It is not what foods you eat; but who you eat it with.” Driving away from our processing center, trailer bumping in the sludge-filled pot holes and Morgan sniffling back tears in the passenger seat, I found this simple phrase hammering raucously in my head. In the back seat [...]