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More than 17,000 readers join us each month. We’re pretty excited about that. We’d love to sit down with each of you over some cookies and talk about what’s going on. That would be a lot of cookies, but we’re willing to make that sacrifice.

If we baked one cookie for each reader, and made a stack of all the cookies, it would be more than 4,500 feet tall. That's taller than Mount Mansfield, the tallest mountain in Vermont!

If we baked one cookie for each reader, and made a stack of all the cookies, it would be more than 4,500 feet tall. That’s taller than Mount Mansfield, the tallest mountain in Vermont!

We think you are here for the same reason that we are: because there is so much to learn. We want to learn more and share more. One article put the gap between university innovations and farmer adoption at 90%. Ninety percent of the agricultural innovations developed in universities gather dust. That’s mind boggling, but in some ways, completely understandable.

Sometimes the gap is there because of language. Reading some journal articles is like reading a different language, and they don’t give us a certain tool or practice to walk away with and try out. Sometimes it’s because of lack of communication. Fact sheets are great, but they don’t always get out there. On Pasture was developed because of this gap, and now you are one of more than 17,000 readers who come every month to learn more. We’re so glad you stop by.

Let us know what you’ve learned anything from reading On Pasture, or what you’d like to learn. It’s always great to hear from you. We’re awfully partial to oatmeal raisin, but we could go for molasses, too. And we never underestimate the power of chocolate chips.

Happy spring,

Kathy and Rachel


PS Here’s Mayrav’s cookie recipe. She’s Rachel’s sister, and she bakes the best chocolate chip cookies we’ve ever tasted.

Mayrav’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks of butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

(1 1/2 – 2 cups of chocolate chips, nuts or some combination of chips and nuts)

Mix all ingredients together. Add about 2 cups of chocolate chips and mix. Spoon out onto greased cookie sheet, leaving room for them to spread. Bake at 325 for about 9-10 minutes, until they are just barely browning around the edges. Cool as much as you have patience for, then enjoy!

For a yummy variation on the original deliciousness, double the vanilla, and use more brown sugar and less white. Then instead of chocolate chips, use white chocolate chips and pecans.

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Author and editor emeritus

Rachel's interest in sustainable agriculture and grazing has deep roots in the soil. She's been following that passion around the world, working on an ancient Nabatean farm in the Negev, and with farmers in West Africa's Niger. After returning to the US, Rachel received her M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from the University of Maryland. For her doctoral research, Rachel spent 3 years working with Maryland dairy farmers using management intensive grazing. She then began her work with grass farmers, a source of joy and a journey of discovery.

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