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5/1/2013
Guidance for aspiring micro dairy owners and managers when navigating regulations and permitting on the local and state levels.
7/18/2013
Selecting the location for the Bob-White Systems’ micro dairy barn.
7/26/2013
Why we chose to build the Bob-White Systems barn we did.
8/20/2013
Choosing cows for the Bob-White Systems micro dairy.
8/8/2014
How installing a pipeline milking system can help dairy farmers of all sizes make the most of their valuable time.
10/9/2014
What you need to think about to prepare your cows, barn, feed and yourself for the cold weather.
8/25/2011
Micro Dairy Industry Leader, Bob-White Systems, Launches E-Commerce Site.
8/5/2014
Bucket milkers offer small and micro-dairy farmers affordable and reliable system for milking cows. Here are my basics for how to use a bucket milker on a micro dairy.
9/27/2012
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.
3/15/2013
All land is not created equal when it comes to raising animals on a micro dairy.
8/24/2012
How many people wonder (pun intended) about industrial white bread? A new book out by Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows that he has. It is a fascinating description of how white bread got to be where it is today politically, economically, and culturally.
3/10/2014
Compact equipment and loader pioneer, Bobcat Company, reaches major milestone.
2/19/2013
Leafy greens are among the most nutritious foods you can eat, but what if they contain systemic pesticides like imidacloprid? New pesticides that are taken up by plants mean there may be pesticides in food crops like collards and kale, not just on the surface.
3/20/2014
Bobcat’s 600 frame-size loaders have a non-DPF emissions solution.
7/8/2010
The all-new line of Bobcat utility vehicles is designed to deliver the power and performance needed to handle any job-related task with ease.
2/14/2012
One of our most common grasses is limiting the bobwhite quail population, killing broodmares and their foals, rotting cow hooves, and cutting milk production.
1/11/2011
Bobcat is a global brand with more than 600 dealer locations in North America and the leader in compact equipment—industry's original innovator, beginning more than 50 years ago with the first compact machine and predecessor to the skid-steer loader.
12/2/2008
Great tips for managing a septic system.
11/29/2010
While it may seem like an easy fix or prevention method, septic system additives, generally used to kill bacteria, aren’t as effective — or safe — as you would hope.
4/15/2011
Is it possible that the sheer extra number of calories produced by our food system could be partly responsible for the extra number of inches being tacked on to our waistlines? Is it possible that, by directing subsidies to the production of commodity crops used to produce grains and oils, our current agricultural policy is contributing to the obesity epidemic.
9/11/2009
AC solar panels are an intriguing new idea on the PV market. The panels themselves still produce DC, but each panel would come with its own attached micro-inverter, which converts the DC to AC.
7/13/2007
Relish is a blog about celebrating delicious alternatives to America's industrial food system.
4/20/2012
Company announces plans for expanded production with Menlo and launch of Innovation Center at NPCC property.
7/27/2010
A front-mounted snowblower with a 72-inch cutting width is now available for Bobcat compact tractors. The new snowblower joins front-mounted models with 49- and 62-inch cutting widths introduced last year.
9/8/2011
Merry Graham will help represent Bob’s Red Mill in the 2011 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland
9/11/2012
A common problem rabbit raisers face is lack of litters in the fall. One big reason is hot weather in the summer, and we are having plenty of that across the country.
3/26/2010
The energy a PV system will produce during its lifetime far exceeds the amount of energy it takes to produce the PV system
6/26/2014
Many of us are seeking to discover a lifestyle in which not all of our needs are provided through the medium of monetary exchange. Don’t let misconceptions about what is necessary to a family-size farmstead discourage you in the search for that small rural acreage, reasonably priced, where you can begin to realize your dreams.
12/30/2012
A good idea that could work for wildfire mitigation.
10/31/2011
One of the realities of country life is having to get your septic tank pumped every few years.
4/2/2010
Senator Bernie Sanders’ new bill would promote installation of 10 million new rooftop solar energy systems and 200,000 solar hot water heating systems in the United States in the next decade.
5/17/2011
A description of farmers' even tempered dispositions.
5/6/2012
It's snake season, and I found a black snake out my back door!
11/18/2011
If you think Bambi is cute, try keeping him out of your strawberry field!
4/6/2012
If you want to live independently, it's always good to have backup because no one else is coming to the rescue. This is how we did it.
4/20/2011
Otterbine Barebo Inc. expands their Air Flo 2 diffused air system product line by releasing 2-dome and 1-dome diffuser manifold options to the original 4-dome option.
7/16/2012
Bobcat Company introduces 3-point tiller implements for the Toolcat 5610 utility work machine and the full line of compact tractors.
4/19/2011
Bobcat’s M-Series skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are versatile, compact tool carriers that deliver performance in smaller packages.
10/1/2010
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s upcoming annual conference on sustainable farming will focus on how to achieve sustainability in our food system, as well as the future of agriculture in general.
4/12/2011
The community of Penobscot, Maine, has declared their local food sovereigny in a move to bypass restrictive state and federal regulations.
12/14/2010
New Roots for Refugees, a program in the Kansas City area, helps fleeing refugees establish a new home and contributes to the local food system.
6/11/2013
Visitors enjoyed hundreds of test drives of Ford hybrid and electric cars at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
6/29/2011
Steve shares an approach he installed at a friend's place for easing the burden of priming seasonal water systems
1/31/2012
Robert White explains why he's attending the Growing Farmers workshops, and describes what he learned in the first session.
12/12/2011
The different sounds that you hear in the city or country are as different as the people that live there.
2/28/2012
BioSafe Systems, LLC is the manufacturer of sustainable and environmentally responsible disease control solutions.
6/15/2012
The Roots and Culture Tour is an incredible opportunity for all those interested in working towards a more sustainable and just food system to dive into the local food system in the small and amazing Talamanca Region of Costa Rica.
12/12/2013
Sarah is a friend to the farm who taught Ilene Freedman how to make "Farm Chi." Farm Chi is Sarah’s version of kimchi, fermented mixed vegetables from the seasonal farm harvest.
7/21/2014
If you are challenged by growing carrots, you might consider transplanting them and growing some dancing carrots.
9/3/2011
September is here and I'm expecting the weather to break!
5/30/2011
Dealing with potties out in the country.
8/26/2011
Things that come to mind while watching my husband and son work in this heat.
4/20/2011
Humorous real-life stories of moving and adjusting to farm life.
4/2/2013
Baby greenhouse plants are spring babies too, just like the birth of baby animals. Here’s a way to keep them warm in the hoophouse.
8/4/2011
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods announces the retail availability of four new delicious and all-natural granolas that provide perfect ready-to-eat options for the breakfast table or on the go.
1/10/2011
Marley Audio Electronics collection, which debuted last week, showcases premium, eco-conscious manufacturing and materials, including hemp.
7/7/2011
A simple, practical and easy option for priming seasonal water systems.
11/7/2011
The political system is not broken.
7/30/2008
Join the conversation about the best way to ensure a safe food supply.
9/15/2010
Cities, counties and states across the country have created food policy councils in response to their concerns about future food security in their communities. The councils work to coordinate local food efforts, such as farmers markets, to develop a sustainable food system.
7/2/2012
Keep chicken water clean with this innovative watering design.
10/2/2014
A gravity watering system can consist of a cistern to save roof top rain water and elevated tanks to gravity feed this water to your garden. As climate change makes rain less predictable, you can both water your garden and help save ground water.
3/13/2013
A 3-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.
6/10/2013
Springtime happiness can be measured by the sweetness of your strawberry patch.
8/26/2013
It takes a few good rationalizations to get through the busiest part of the growing season.
8/8/2013
Making garlic powder is easy, and a good way to preserve a crop of split garlic.
10/23/2013
Curing sweet potatoes so their starches turn to sugars; plus my three favorite recipes.
6/27/2014
Growing corn early by transplanting may be unconventional, but its a great way to beat the challenges and...eat corn in July!
4/17/2014
Echinacea tincture is easy to make. Getting through the psychological inertia might be the hard part of the process.
7/4/2011
An auspicious start to our beekeeping? Maybe!
7/26/2011
Learning to raise cows is more of a challenge than you would imagine!
9/15/2009
The White House will launch an open-to-the-public farmers market.
6/25/2011
Finding friends out in the country can be challenging.
3/12/2013
I cure my spring fever by planting in a hoop house.
10/2/2009
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
7/2/2012
Watering 800 berry plants and 300 peach trees is essential in this oppressive heat!
8/4/2011
Listen to what happens when you have a hole in your jeans and angry bees!
4/15/2012
Winter is over and the colors of spring are here!
4/28/2011
A humurous description of the beginning of an adventure in farming.
9/24/2014
Discover what antioxidants are, how antioxidants work in your body, and which antioxidant-rich foods to choose.
1/9/2012
Robert White is remaking himself as a farmer, and will return to his family's land to start a market garden. Here's why.
8/20/2013
In “The Root Development of Vegetable Crops” botanist John E. Weaver meticulously illustrates the complex layers of vegetable root growth.
2/16/2012
Building a vibrant local community through local economics and rural culture.
1/8/2013
This clever basement sump pump is designed to keep water out of your home during hurricanes and other severe storms.
1/20/2012
Permaculture is a holistic, integrative design for a sustainable future: registrations now open for D Acres' 2012 Permaculture Design Course!
3/22/2013
Bike-share systems are popping up in cities across the Midwest as bike sharing becomes a more popular transportation option.
6/14/2011
Custom Curve is the first glass window system with a structurally engineered framework that follows the curved wall of the yurt.
11/28/2012
Chicago has decided to convert its entire garbage truck fleet to electric trucks from Motiv Power Systems, making it the first city in the U.S. to have a zero-emission fleet. 
5/14/2010
With new breakthroughs in solar electricity coming out every year, should you wait before investing in a solar electric system? Energy expert Dan Chiras discusses cost of PV modules in terms of cost per watt of installed capacity.
5/5/2011
On Monday, May 2, Adventure Cycling Association kicked off its second annual grassroots fundraising effort to raise $30,000 to support ongoing coordination efforts for the emerging U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS).
2/3/2012
“Green,” sustainable homes that deliver low cost of ownership.
6/18/2012
Heat Recovery innovator produces a safe hot water heating system kit for wood stoves.
8/9/2012
This is the hands on portion of how a solar power system operates.
6/21/2010
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
7/7/2009
Since the U.S. House of Represenatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the U.S. Senate started work on its own energy and clilmate change bill.
5/12/2011
Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved six new U.S. Bicycle Routes.
6/10/2011
This week Adventure Cycling Association announced that our 2011 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) surpassed its $30,000 goal, raising over $31,000 for the project during National Bike Month!
5/31/2011
Garlic has been used medicinally for thousands of years, and ethnobotanist James Duke, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts in medicinal plants, places garlic among the best all-around plant medicines in the world. Learn about the host of ailments garlic can alleviate and prevent, and discover some of the added health perks of this flavorful, folklore-infused herb.
4/26/2011
Most Americans believe that cleaning products are required to list ingredients on labels. They're not. But Whole Foods is taking matters into its own hands with a color-coded rating system that holds manufacturers accountable for green claims.
6/16/2010
A brief announcement of a rare educational opportunity ... a wind turbine installation. We'll be installing a 2.5 kW Skystream wind turbine on a 127-foot tilt-up tower.
5/2/2013
How to measure tomato seedlings for success before planting into your garden.
7/16/2013
After a long trial-and-error process, Ilene White Freedman finally found a sustainable, weed-suppressing mulching system for her farm.
11/8/2013
Transforming a crock full of cucumbers into old-fashioned dill pickles is a bit of magic.
11/26/2013
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
2/17/2014
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
1/20/2014
Ilene White Freedman celebrates with her friends at their homestead-warming, after over two years of living in a trailer while renovating a dilapidated house. Their restoration includes the original logs and stone kitchen of a historic cabin. Some uninvited guests from the farm’s livestock take a house tour too.
6/12/2014
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
5/28/2014
Ilene White Freedman’s goat is in labor, reminding Ilene of her own natural childbirth experiences.
12/30/2013
Wintertime for a farmer is full of projects and planning.
3/11/2014
Learn how to take garlic as medicine — garlic is a potent natural antibiotic and immune-booster.
12/23/2011
Some things have come full circle, so now we have a chance to fix it right this time!
6/17/2011
Last October, President Obama filled us all with hope when he announced he would install solar panels on the White House by this spring. The panels haven't materialized, and the White House isn't talking. Call Obama and find out what's up.
5/8/2011
Learning to clear fields can be fun!
1/24/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick discovers a kindred soul in E. B. White when she reads the essay Memorandum, from his 1944 collection, 'One Man's Meat.'
3/9/2012
In this blog, Robert White of Quail Acres Farm shares some of his experiences in the Growing Farmers workshops as they relate to planning for his upcoming move to the farm to establish his market garden and small livestock business.
7/17/2012
Blackberry picking only happens at the height of summer, but is well worth the thorn wounds!
10/17/2011
Rabbit is delicious and extremely good for you.
8/18/2009
For homes in warm climates, white roofs, aka cool roofs, can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 20 percent.
10/2/2011
Virtual farmers markets make buying and selling fresh farm goods easy and can grow into a thriving business!
5/24/2011
Trying to follow directions out in the country can be challenging!
10/6/2010
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
5/4/2011
Clearing your land to ready it for farming can be quite a challenge!
10/28/2008
Help grow an organic food garden on the White House lawn. Here are some easy ways you can participate.
8/18/2014
Is your garden providing you with zucchini overload? Ilene White Freedman offers some tips and recipes to keep it bounty, rather than burden.
9/3/2014
Canning won't heat up your house when you set up your own portable outdoor canning kitchen.
10/9/2014
It took a year for Ilene White Freedman to make homegrown, homemade Ancho-Chili Powder. Find out how she did it.
1/11/2013
How to make candles you can really light from the peel of Clementine oranges. A wintertime craft...just oil and an orange peel!
1/29/2013
A travel log of our family's mission to find local food sources on our trip to Puerto Rico.
2/17/2013
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
6/21/2011
Summer's here, but the solar panels that President Obama promised to install on the White House this spring aren't. Today the administration announced that it's still working out the details. We'll just have to wait.
3/24/2011
30 states now working to establish official national bicycle routes, with more states interested — new online map and progress report document growing momentum
12/19/2012
An update to the refrigerator root cellar and how the Thermo Cube is keeping it from dipping below the freezing point and how we decided to start a terrace system to make more flat spots in a chicken pasture that's on a hillside that is steep.
5/26/2011
On Wednesday, Adventure Cycling Association announced that AASHTO is providing Adventure Cycling $5,000 to assist states with route selection and the technical aspects associated with the development of a U.S. Bicycle Route System.
1/13/2012
There are small things that any city -- large, medium, or small -- can do to become more bike-travel friendly. Minneapolis is a great case study -- a place that many other communities can aspire to emulate.
1/7/2013
We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
7/15/2013
Learn how to pinch back basil tops for a particularly bushy plant, then make delicious pesto with your harvest.
11/23/2013
In this blog we explore making your own ricotta and kefir, with recipes!
3/25/2014
Bleached, colored, preserved and flavored, white bread is practically devoid of nutrition.
5/13/2014
The hoophouse on our farm is filled with greens all winter long. It’s almost hard to switch gears for summer tomatoes.
1/18/2011
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
10/24/2012
Comly Wilson, Associate with CleanEdison, a solar installation training provider, offers her tips to remedy 6 common mistakes solar PV installers make when setting up new photovoltaic systems.
5/31/2011
When a fire destroyed their home and office near San Luis Obispo, Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper seized the opportunity to build the off-the-grid straw bale home of their dreams. Their comfortable compound now houses two other families as well.
1/22/2013
Urban food forests and public gardens provide communities with an edible landscape for everyone to share. These public fruit forests are the new trend in urban agriculture and play an important role as sustainable local food systems in their communities.  
12/1/2011
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
7/29/2011
If you want to have some wonderful food, great scenery by the ocean, lots of things to do, I have a place for you: Nova Scotia, Canada.
11/20/2012
If you just happen to need white dinner rolls for a crowd at Thanksgiving, here's the recipe. Also, check out some really cool contests and special offers from King Arthur Flour.
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.


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