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• Wanted: A Farmer
• Pssst…. Wanna Invest In a 900,000 Acre Farm?
• How Many People Equals Too Many People?
• Pseudo Cisterns To The Rescue
• Love and Hate In the Chicken Coop
• Farmers Learned Long Ago How To Handle The Weather 
• The Democratization of Agriculture

• Old (Farm) Wives’ Tales
• Invasion of the Paranoids
• White Clover Might Be God In My Bible
• Have You Seen A Skinny Farmer Lately?
• Sunbathing On The Tractor
• Hanging Out The Wash
• Cornstalks Floating Down The Highway
• Food Farming As Artistic Endeavor
• Bird Manners
• Pink Pistol Packin’ Mommas

• Will Society Spurn Animal Factories?
• Working Too Hard At Farming To Succeed
• Sitting Your Way To Success
• Easter Lambs
• Hemp Is Coming Back As A Farm Crop
Home Places
Human Society Is Losing Touch With Wild Nature
Why Will Livestock Eat “Bad” Hay?
• More Evidence of Nature’s Resilience
• A Conversation with Gene Logsdon

• Hot Opportunities For Innovative Farmers
• Nothing New About Robot Tractors
• Is the Day of Socialized Mail Delivery About Over?
• Amazing Prices For Organic Crops
• Travelholics Anonymous
• Drone Groans
• The Creekside Stalker
• Keeping It Simple Not An Option
• Gene Everlasting
• “Holy Shit” Becomes A College Textbook

• Playing God With The Weather
• He Is Just So Happy
• Tiny Details About Farm Life
• Land Grabs, Now and Forever
• Arguing About Raw Milk
• More Trees Than A Hundred Years Ago
• The Cow Stable: Health Spa of the Future
• Overdosing On Bread
• Small Mysteries Never Solved
• The Decentralization of Nearly Everything

• “The Need For New Herbicides Has Never Been So Critical”
• A Shortage of Straw? Oh Pshaw
• Our Mysterious Pear Tree
• Wendell Berry on Bill Moyers
• Do We Belong Here?
• Good Invasive/Bad Invasive
• Overlooked Opportunities In Forest Farming
• And How Is The Corn Doing In Your Area?
• Do School Lunches Taste Like Vomit?
• Have Yourself A $300,000 Lab Burger

• The Green Monster In Our Backyard
• Corn Growing Everywhere
• Organic GMOs?
• Still Negative About No-Till
• Backlash On Backyard Chickens
• Defining Freshness
• The Virtues of Virgin Soil
• Humble Beginnings Humbug
• Uprooting Independent Garden Farmers
• Too Much Food?

Hay Doodles
An Old Tightwad’s Thoughts On Planting Old Seeds
• Too Many People
• Using Food As Medicine
• Lawns Of Purple and Gold
Once A Farm Boy, Always…
Can Wee Little Businesses Save the Nation?
Sacred Springs
Unexpected Good Results Make Me Look Smart
Another Shoe Drops In The Global Warming Debate

Big Farms Going Belly Up Again?
Horse Filet Mignon. Yum.
Here’s Mud In Your Sty
Burning Brush Piles
Shit Makes Good Medicine
The Fallibility of Numbers
We Need More “Perspeck”
Pigweed Is Bringing Us To Our Knees
Yes, What Is Art Anyway?
The Artists In My Barn

January Thaw
My Woodpile Is Bigger Than Your Woodpile
Water Costs As Much As Gas
Cobbled Up Gates and Fences
Pounding Beef
Another Advantage Of Backyard Hens
Look Out, The World Is About To End Again
What Is Space Anyway?
Planting Rather Than Mining
Falling Leaves

Human Bodies For Fertilizer?
Lima Beans Into November
Better School Lunches Should Taste Better Too
A Wind And Solar Powered Corncrib
The Wild Side of Local Food
Hens Are Changing The Meaning of “Profit”
A Small Thing But Maybe Not
Fires In the Fields
Using The Old Farm To Sell The New
Veiled Prejudice Against Farmers

Weeds That Like A Sip of Roundup Now and Then
The Weather May Not Be the Problem
Tire-Eating Cornstalks
Feeding The Buzzards
• Curious Observations About The Drought
• The Return of the Enclosed Garden
•  Gambling With Our Food
•  The Wild Empire Strikes Back
•  Even Earthworms Are Bad Now
•  The Hoe Is Better

•  A Farmer Who Actually Farms
•  Today’s Farmer: Nine Hours Daily On A Computer
•  Can Garden Farming Be Too Successful?
•  Do Potatoes Have Free Will?
•  What Is The Secret Of Parsnips?
•  Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees and Trees Don’t Grow On Money
•  Why Such A Lack of Common Sense About Dogs?
•  Chickweed May Not Be The Worst Weed, But…
•  Writing “A Sanctuary of Trees”
•  It Pays To Stay Home

•  Erratic Effects of Spring Frost
•  Living At The Whim Of The Weather
•  Nature’s Promises Kept Again
•  Watching Hens Eat
•  The Great, Invisible Brain Wave In The Sky
•  Scars Keep The Record Of Our Lives
•  Solo In The Silo
•  Yet Another Look At Winter Grazing
•  Secret Crying Places
•  A Country For Old Men

•  Cold Weather Conundrum
•  At Last, The Plowgirl Has Arrived
•  Talking To Animals
•  Can A Godless Farmer Be A Good Steward of the Soil?
•  Hail, The Mighty Pocketknife
•  Maybe Old Tractors Do Die
•  No Till Farming Not So Great After All
•  Any “Tidings of Great Joy” This Sad Christmas?
•  My Search For The Imperfect Christmas Tree
•  Old Tractors Never Die

•  The Ramparts People
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Sanctuary
•  
Harvesting Crops in the Mud and Snow
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Economic Awakening: Corn Can’t Grow Like Money Grows
•  Occupy Absentee-Owned Farms
•  Free eBook Gift from Gene Logsdon
•  The Myth of the Self-Made Yeoman
•  Pretend Jobs
•  The Biggest Ear of Corn This Year?
•  Pope Mary and the New Wave of Food Hubs

•  The Achilles Heel In Pasture Farming Is It’s Best Foot Forward
•  A Barn Full of Bats
“Planning To Plow Deeper Than 16 Inches?”
Small Farms Create More Jobs
Why I Farm — A City Version: Barbara Ayers
No Two Garden Years Alike
City Forest Farming
Bill Gates Wants To Solve The Poop Problem
August Glut
Why I Farm: Jeff Pence

Licking Inflation The Homestead Way
Why I Want To Farm: Chris Geddings
Corn Pros and Cons
Why I Farm: Paul Kempf
Barnyard Irony
Why I Farm: Dennis Hitzeman
Why I Don’t Farm Yet: John Depew
Skywatchers
Why I Homestead: Jenn Campus
Why I Farm: John Finlayson

Why Do Humans Congregate In Big Cities?
Why I Farm: Chiara Dowell
Why I Farm: Beth Greenwood
Basketball Patches and Plastic Jug Blossoms
How and Why I Farm
Why I Farm: Betty Taylor
Yo! Farmer Dude!
Bigger Farms, Bigger Headaches
• Backyard Clotheslines and Washboard Secrets
What can I do with my Small Farm?

Praise Be Baling Wire and Binder Twine
Making Wooden Kitchen Spoons and Similar Utensils
Goats: An overlooked pasture-raised animal
Stay Home And Make Some Real Money
Simple Homemade Toys
Wendell Berry: The Work of Local Culture
The Champion Loser
An Easy Practical Farm Gate
A Field Guide To Farmers
A Pigpen for the Backyard

Alan Kapuler — Peace Seeds: Man of Science, Ideas, and Humanity
Calling Home The Sheep
Training Cows
Real On-Line Democratic Farming
When The Gumboots Come Marching In
The Gentle Approach to Animals Saves Time and Money
Gene Logsdon Radio Interview
• Are Food Prices Too High Or Not High Enough?
Farmers Ditch Tractors for….Oxen?
Wendell Berry on Mankind’s Ecological Imprint

A Wallet Full of Scrambled Eggs
Archeology Not Agriculture Teaches Good Farming
Tired of Tires
What’s Your Game Plan As Corn Prices Skyrocket?
Holy Food — A sermon based on Gene Logsdon’s book ‘Pope Mary & The Church of Almighty Good Food’
Pasture Plants That Poison
Getting The President To Laugh
Oaken Resilience
Trying To Make Sense Out Of The Last Supper
Hitching Farm Implements To An Older Tractor

Roundup Ready Alfalfa — Monsanto’s Big Goof?
Tasty Meat Comes From The Kitchen, Not the Field
Heating With Wood Is An Eco-Crime?
Ecological Farm Conference Sold Out Again
Interview with Gene Logsdon
Wood By the Cord Yields Lots Of Discord
Readers Write About Their Love Of Tree Groves
An Affinity For Tree Groves
Human Manure Shops Are A Hot Business In North Korea
Everything Has A Dark Side

Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Acquiring Knowledge By Accident
It Does My Heart Good
Convincing Nice People That Deer Numbers Are Too High
Who Can Go The Longest Without Feeding Hay?
Lost On A Farm
Aliens From Inner Space
Corn Crazy
Abandoned
The Best and Worst Smells On A Farm

The Lonely Hickories
A Pumpkin In The Apple Tree
Our Math Is Not Nature’s Math
Picking Blackberries Without Bleeding To Death
Too Many Farm Markets?
Selling A Book That Has No Name
Buried Treasure
The Egg Hunter
Transplanting Tree Seedlings
Good Agriculture Fosters Good Art, And Vice-Versa

Throwing Away Billions of Dollars In Pet Manure
Good Hoes/Bad Hoes
Coping With Vomitoxin In Wheat
Happy Homestead Happenstances
Despite Gloom, Things Are Looking Up For Garden Farming
Fireflies In July
Pancakes From Perennial Wheatgrass Grain
Crazy Ideas For Crazy Garden Farmers
Acres and Pains
“No Till” Is A Big White Lie

Fast Growing Plants
Real Farmers Have To Be Real Smart
Irony In Garden Farming
The Straight Row Mentality
Something I Bet Hardly Anyone Else Knows
Learning Reality The Ram Way
The New Drovers
Farming Is Cultural As Well As Agricultural
Hauling Farm Animals
The Twenty Seven Cent Melon Seed

Pitching Manure
Sowing Clover, Sowing Hope
Flyswatters: Don’t Try Homesteading Without One
Tiny Homestead Discoveries Inspire Big Wild Ideas
Looks Like The New Agrarian Age Has Arrived
The Race Goes Not Always To The Fastest
“No One With Land Should Be Without A Job”
Harvest Art
Kill People But Not Dogs and Cats
An Offbeat Way To Make Good Hay

We’ve Been Going “Back To The Land” For A Long Time
Our House Frog Liked Beethoven
My Clunker Pickup Is Too Old To Junk
Good Farming Was More Advanced A Hundred Years Ago
The Two Sides of an Organic vs. Chemical Story
A Startling Lesson in Pasture Farming
Sometimes Its Hard To Tell the Vegetables From the Flowers
More Choices at Garden Farm Markets
Gardeners and Farmers Less Fearful of Death?
The Gentle Art of Non-Gardening

Burning Off The Asparagus Bed
Down with raised beds
Time To Start Growing Your Own Bread
Manure More Precious Than Gold
Chore Time
The Aim Is Joy
Pole Beans Need Better Public Relations
Harlan Hubbard – Painter, Writer, Agrarian Homesteader
“Grazing” The Trees On Your Garden Farm
An Ecologically Sane Farm

Our Love-Hate Relationship With The Red Cedar Tree
The Pond at the Center of the Universe
The Percheron On The World’s Most Famous Farm
Did The Amish Get It Right After All?
Knowing One’s Place
The Fire Fiddler
The Barn Raising
Mulch Can Cover A Multitude Of Sins As Well As Weeds
My Wilderness
Unexpected Benefits From Pasture Farming

The Garden Farm Guide To Beekeeping
Stoking Up The Woodstove: Winter’s First Ritual
Feeding, Catching, and Butchering Chickens
Hunting For Your Dream Place
Our Hidden Wound
What’s Organic Farmland Worth? Or Is It A Pearl Without Price?
A Chicken Coop for a Small Flock
A Nutting Expedition
Getting The Most Out Of A Farm Or Garden Tractor
Organic Money

The Minimum Tools For Small-Time Garden Farming
The Irony of Giant Ragweed
The Man Who Created Paradise
Cheapskate Haystacks For Contrary Garden Farmers
Oxen Power For Family Farms
Garden Farming: The Best Investment
Thinking Eco-logically and the Food Web of a Bluebird
Taming The Wild Black Raspberry
Building Hotbeds For Your Garden
An Ode To Horse Manure And Other By-Products Called Waste

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Farms, Or Maybe A Million
Pasture: The Foundation of Garden Farm Success
More Than One Reason Why Bluegrass Is Blue
A Farm Is A Large Garden (or A Garden Is A Small Farm)
Listening To The Trees
The Anatomy of a Homestead Landscape
Getting The Corn Planted This Year
Organic Garden and Small Farm Skills – Hoemanship
What Organic Homesteading Is All About
Peach Trees Light Up The Old Hen House – And Vice Versa

Our Ewes Are Having Lots Of Lambs, But Is More Better?
A Fairly Simple Way To Save Millions In Energy
First Spring Things
Yes, I Care For Animals And Then I Eat Them
Bouncing In The Wool Sack
How Organic Corn Triumphed Over Chemical Corn – A Story Of Farming Life
A Farmer Goes To A Rock Concert
A Death In The Family
The Acorn Tree Syndrome Strikes Again
Organic Art?
Wood Is More Precious Than Gold

Snow Pastures
What Kind of Tree Do Acorns Grow On?
Sweet Corn From the Garden – In December
Easy Way To Start A Grove Of Trees (with Black Walnut Jam Cake Recipe)
The Lovely, Life-Saving Virtue of Laziness
One Man’s Fertilizer Is Another Man’s Bomb Or Illegal Drug
A Grove Of Trees To Live In
A French Picnic (But Not Quite In Manet’s Style)
An Organic Hero
Big Tractor, Green Hypocrisy

In the Fields of Home: What’s the Best Farm Fence?
In the Fields of Home: Through Flood and Drought
The Making of Some Very Rare Organic Wine, Not To Mention Organic Liqueur
Thoughts On Economic “Inevitability”
The Great Organic Potato Race (With Johnny Carson Potato Chip Video)
The Adventures of Uno the Chick
Gems from the Lives of Contrary Farmers
Oh Deer, What Can the Matter Be?
Pssst. Got Bootleg Milk?
Uhhh, explain that carbon credit deal again please…

Gardening In The Nude (or New Use For Rhubarb)
Do we need a new definition of Organic?
Haymaking Revolution
Just What We Need: Faster Tractors
Corn Is For Eating… Or Drinking
A Quiet Revolution Coming to a Farm Near You
The Contrary Farmer
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