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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Consider This  /  1 Comment

If I ever had any doubts in the wisdom of learning to operate a cattle operation without all of the accepted-as-normal inputs something I did some years ago dispelled them forever. We bought a bunch of old, thin cows to graze for the summer on our daughter Karen’s place. This place is a cutover (all […]

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Grunt the Pig

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Grunt the Pig

One day out of the blue my Daddy called with a very serious question:  “Do you want to buy a hog?” “Do what?” “Do you want to buy a hog?” “What kind of hog?” “A big Duroc sow that’s gonna have pigs in a few days. I’m up here in Miss at Glenn Cotton’s place […]

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“Just Do It” Goes For Farming and Ranching Too

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on “Just Do It” Goes For Farming and Ranching Too

When he was 95 years old Scott Nearing, who has been described as the great-granddaddy of the back-to-the land movement, was speaking to a group about homesteading and gardening. Of all that he said that day the most profound statement was this: “If you want to garden just do it.” Just think about this for […]

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The Benefits of Country Living

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on The Benefits of Country Living

I wrote this piece in 2001 and in my opinion little has changed. When I got out of bed this morning it was pretty much as any other morning. After attending to all of the normal bathroom obligations, I put the coffee on and fed the cats and dogs. Then I walked to the mailbox […]

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Weeds Are NOT the Problem!

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Pasture Health, Weeds  /  3 Comments

In the last few weeks I have attended a couple of field day, farm tour type of affairs. To my knowledge none of them were sponsored by any of the chemical companies directly, but listening to the folks putting on these things you could very easily believe were in the employ of these companies. At […]

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