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Why We Raise Our Own Breeding Stock

June 21, 2019

When Morgan and I started farming, we set down a couple of fundamental tenets for our farm—unshakeable beliefs that would form, impact, and guide every decision we made on the farm. If you have come across any of our farm’s

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Mary Oliver: A Rain Rising

May 26, 2019

This is a reprint of a piece originally published by The New Lyceum on January 18th, 2019 The last cigar I smoked was in a room full of books. It was a Romeo y Julieta and it was insufferable. The

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Huglekulture

Food Forest Implementation: Hügelkultur Beds

May 22, 2019

Hügelkultur: A Permanent Solution To Fertility Hügelkultur is perhaps the most natural food production system in the Permaculture tool bag. It is an ancient technique of piling dirt on top of future soil. Simply put, they are creative living systems

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Soil

Private Virtue, Our Only Hope

May 5, 2019

This is a reprint of a piece originally published by The New Lyceum on January 4th, 2019 Our country was founded upon discussions of virtue and freedom and it only feels natural to begin 2019 with such a dialogue. For

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Permaculture

Why We Don’t Want Pesticides in Our Chicken Feed

April 20, 2019

We Want To Restore Health and Biodiversity … Not Kill It When Morgan and I first moved to Virginia, we were happy to find chicken feed that was both non-GMO and Soy-Free. Although the chicken feed was not Certified Organic,

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Pastured Chicken

Chicken Recipe: Wingina Marinade

April 19, 2019

As you may imagine, we eat a lot of chicken. It’s hard not to when you have a freezer full of the best tasting chicken around! Our preferred culinary technique is the Crockpot. Throw the meat in and enjoy when

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Food

What Are The Foundations of Soil Health

April 7, 2019

Note: this short article is intended to preface another article, titled “Why We Use Free-Choice Minerals.” We Need To Start With Roots Wild animals balanced their diets long before man came along. In fact, most regenerative farmers today deftly argue

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Cafeteria Style Minerals

Why We Use Free-Choice Minerals

April 6, 2019

Note: To best understand the details of this article, please also read, “What Are The Foundations of Soil Health?” Animals As Master Nutritionists Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and needed a glass of milk?

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Permaculture Blueberry

How To Plant Blueberries

April 5, 2019

How to Plant Blueberries A Permaculture Approach To Establishing Your Blueberry Patch We are big fans of Blueberries in our house. No matter how many pounds we purchase and freeze every year, somehow they all disappear. That is why we

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The 2 Keys on How to Pasture your Poultry

April 5, 2019

Pastured poultry is certainly a buzzword in today’s culture and economy. Its sister terms (grass-fed & free-range) are not any less popular. In the marketplace, pastured poultry, grass-fed, and free-range are often synonymous with overpriced grocery items; in popular agricultural

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