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Livestock Minerals and Pasture Laboratories

April 20, 2020

A Case for a Free-Choice & Cafe-Style Mineral Program Our farm’s intense dedication to animal nutrition began the third day after our cattle arrived. We spent the previous weeks preparing their paddocks, running water lines, cleaning up fences, and sourcing

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Adaptive Epigenetics and Rewilding Livestock

April 20, 2020

A Case Against Castration, Separation, and Weaning Animals Our farm’s interest in wild breeding—or rewilding our livestock—began during a winter blizzard. Standing outside in the snow and covered in freezing mud, my wife, Morgan, and I were trying to calm

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How to Grow a Blueberry Guild in a Temperate Climate Successfully

March 23, 2020

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

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Mary Oliver: A Rain Rising

May 26, 2019

This is a reprint of a piece originally published by The New Lyceum on January 18th, 2019 The last cigar I smoked was in a room full of books. It was a Romeo y Julieta and it was insufferable. The

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Private Virtue, Our Only Hope

May 5, 2019

This is a reprint of a piece originally published by The New Lyceum on January 4th, 2019 Our country was founded upon discussions of virtue and freedom and it only feels natural to begin 2019 with such a dialogue. For

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