7/30/2012
Loading cattle isn't fun, but it doesn't have to be (too) difficult
7/27/2012
Even we homesteaders must decide how we interact with our animals and the environment. When we follow Nature's rules by developing old-time virtues, our lives are enriched with connection to everything around us.
7/27/2012
Taking a ride on an old steam engine.
7/27/2012
Ranting about the drought worked! We got rain here at Sunflower Farm!
7/26/2012
Worrying about keeping up with Justin's chores while trying to maintain my 8-5 day job was a losing battle.
7/25/2012
How and why we chose to have a livestock guardian dog and what they are like.
7/25/2012
Describing how to look up tax maps, cutting carrots, and deleting problem tomato plants that only produce insipid fruit. The main attraction this week is our Power Plucker review and how awesome this new product is at saving time when plucking.
7/25/2012
The drought conditions at Sunflower Farm are making Cam rather cranky.
7/24/2012
Strategies for controlling voles in the potatoes in your garden.
7/23/2012
Cam has a recurring nightmare in which the land across the road is being developed and his peace and quiet and isolation is threatened.
7/22/2012
A story of one of our camping trips to Torreya State Park, Florida.
7/21/2012
The time to prepare for livestock or pet emergencies is not when they fall ill, but before. Here are some basics so you and your critters are covered.
7/20/2012
Cam describes a typical summer day at Sunflower Farm using tweets.
7/19/2012
The summer days are getting longer, and so is the list of barn chores! Goats are kidding, cows are arriving, and a dream of having a raw milk dairy is becoming tangible.
7/18/2012
What it is like to live higher up.
7/18/2012
Cam finds an new old-fashioned way to keep the wildlife out of his garden.
7/18/2012
Taking care of compost is essential to healthy soil and good food.
7/17/2012
the head doesn't always rule the heart, even during drought
7/17/2012
We don't get to sit around inside and listen to the rain on a tin roof in the summer. Instead, we're busy pulling in spring crops, putting out fall crops, and much more.
7/17/2012
Blackberry picking only happens at the height of summer, but is well worth the thorn wounds!
7/16/2012
How our community has planned ahead for wildfire contingencies.
7/16/2012
Cam contemplates his place in the universe while weeding his corn patch....
7/16/2012
Living a ranch life in northern New Mexico in the 1960s consisted of hard work and knowledge. It was not the romantic life that many people imagine it to have been.
7/13/2012
None of these items' primary use is for gardening or livestock keeping but here we are using them all the time. So here's my list of items that you should keep around if you are an avid gardener or own livestock.
7/13/2012
How we have taken measures to mitigate and reduce our wildfire exposure.
7/12/2012
There are many logical reasons for adding flowers to your vegetable garden: attracting beneficials, crop diversity, companion-planting, barriers and healthy soil. But perhaps their beauty does not need to be rationalized at all!
7/12/2012
Things to look for in your soil before you break ground on your new home or cabin.
7/12/2012
Hand milking and the ease of doing so, always lends itself to many questions. I try to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this post.
7/11/2012
Porch building tips along with deer pressure notes and golf cart pickup bed instructions.Throw in a 5 foot high chicken wire fence and a rare appearance from a normally camera shy cat named Strider and you've got an idea of what we've been up to.
7/11/2012
Michelle Corbett's grandmother and great-grandmother taught her to use a natural compost consisting of eggshells and coffee grounds.
7/10/2012
As my birthing day draws near, I am settling in and nesting and preparing our home for the upcoming birth by gathering birth supplies, essentials and creating my birth space.
7/10/2012
Learn about using the Piteba to press your own homegrown oil.
7/10/2012
Cam is exhausted but exhilarated by the early success of his CSA.
7/10/2012
A key choice was what type of house to build. We aren't in Texas more than a few weeks a year until we make our final move back. We wanted a structure we could enclose to protect the interior from the elements and yet build in stages as time and money allow.
7/9/2012
Drought is hard on us out here in Farm Country. But drought in the midst of boiling hot summer is amongst the worst conditions I can imagine.
7/6/2012
Our power system begins to take shape.
7/5/2012
Weeding in the summer is all about species maintenance
7/5/2012
A beginning farmer enjoys the work she has to do by hand. But would still like a tractor.
7/4/2012
Meeting in person a long time Mother Earth News reader.
7/4/2012
Talking about the back up generator failure along with recent golf cart modifications.
7/3/2012
A brief description of Manuel and Mary Ann's straw bale home and its efficiency.
7/3/2012
Cam describes the method he used when planting his sweet potatoes this year with hopes that he'll end up with a prettier finished product!
7/2/2012
We're lucky to be able to live the way we do, even when we feel like we're melting
7/2/2012
Watering 800 berry plants and 300 peach trees is essential in this oppressive heat!
7/2/2012
Learn how to make homemade breakfast sausage following the recipe in this blog post.    



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