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The Consequences of Doing or Not Doing

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John Muir When I mow the grass, it is an ecological catastrophe for some creatures, a boon to other
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Curt Gesch is a retired schoolteacher. He publishes a free e-newsletter (www.justfarmers.wordpress.com) from his home in central British Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Gesch own a 153-acre farm, most of which is in forages. The rest is made up of glacial eskers and “moose pasture”. Curt experiments with pasturing techniques, seed mixtures, etc., on a small part of the acreage near the house where he pastures a few Dexter cows. He is presently working on a project to help small-scale sheep producers renew their pastures with legumes. Curt has no formal agricultural education but knows how to ask questions of those with education and experience.

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  1. John Marble says:

    Thank you for this lovely piece. As usual, I like writing that mirrors my own beliefs.

    My experience has been that the more I focus on ecological thinking and practice, the better things get on the property I manage. The water leaving our ranch is much more clear than the river it flows into. We field calls weekly from people who want to hunt the huge flocks of wild turkeys in our pastures. I get to watch Kestrels and Harriers work every day; all good signs of a healthy ecosystem, I think.

    My only concern is that I seem to be running out of obvious eco-projects to work on. I may have to begin looking for another property to experiment on.

    Thank you again.

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