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Wearing Shorts Through the Cold Spell

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The freeze finally snapped this week, and we’re getting a January thaw. I can breathe a sigh o
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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.


  1. Bill says:

    Here are my two cold weather suggestions:
    1. mittens–by design are warmer than gloves. I like leather mittens with wool liners. Liners slip out to be dried or replaced. I got the originals from L. L. Bean

    2. A neck gaiter (or neck up) is a knit tube which you slip over your head and then around your neck. It take the place of a scarf and keep all of the wind out. Can pull it up to cover part of your face also. Got the original when skiing in CO.

  2. curt gesch says:

    My wife won an “electric coat” as a door prize at her company Xmas party. It worked sometimes. Don’t know if the problem was the charger, the battery, the design, or what. Not recommended unless you have a really long extension cord. cg

  3. My go-to cold weather gear when temperature dip into the negative is LL Bean’s Union Suit. It’s cotton on the inside and wool on the outer layer. Don’t buy a cheap imitation. Even with hard work a set will last 10 years!

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