To the reader who responded to our survey asking if I could add a Google Translate button, thank you so much for your suggestion. Yes! It turns out I can install a button! In fact it only took me about ten minutes to figure out what I needed to do and get the button installed. You can see it on the right hand side of the page, just under the menu. Now folks can read On Pasture in everything from Afrikaans to Zulu.
So, to our readers in Brazil, I hope you like On Pasture in Portuguese. To our readers in Norway, Germany, and France, I hope this makes life better for you. I know we have some Spanish and Swedish speaking readers, and I even got New Years greetings from a reader in Mongolia. I’m so excited that the translation of science and experience into practices that we do here can be translated into the language of your choice.
Other requests aren’t so easy to fulfill.
For those who ask that I find more grants and sponsors to cover the costs of On Pasture so that it can be free again for readers…I just can’t. First, the grant world has changed, and there’s just not as much money available and competition is very high. Next, it takes a lot of time to find and write grants and to court prospective sponsors. I just can’t work that hard so that someone else can get something for free. I hope you understand.
I’m continuing to go through survey responses.
I appreciate all your comments as I try to figure out how best to serve graziers. I’m really heartened to see all the comments saying that you appreciate the job we’re doing of making science understandable and something you can use to be more sustainable and profitable. If you like that, you’ll like this week’s science based articles on compost tea,on turning sunshine into money, and what would happen if we got rid of all livestock.
I’m also trying to figure out exactly how many articles you need, and how I can put information together in ebooks to cover topics of the most interest to you. If you’d like to chime in, head over here and tell me what you think!
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there!