We left it all to be farmers

Reflecting on a recent article about young farmers in the New York Times, the folks at Barking Cat Farm in Rockwell County share this insight...



Greed In the Name Of Green

To Worshipers of Consumption: Spending Won't Save the Earth

Washington Post

Really going green means having less. It does mean less. Everyone is saying, 'You don't have to change your lifestyle.' Well, yes, actually, you do.



The Revolution will not be pasteurized

This is an incredible well researched article on raw milk. Not to be missed!
- Farmer Brad

Inside the raw-milk underground By Nathanael Johnson

The agents arrived before dawn.

They concealed the squad car and police van behind trees, and there, on the road that runs past Michael Schmidt’s farm in Durham, Ontario, they waited for the dairyman to make his move. A team from the Ministry of Natural Resources had been watching Schmidt for months, shadowing him on his weekly runs to Toronto. Two officers had even infiltrated the farmer’s inner circle, obtaining for themselves samples of his product. Lab tests confirmed their suspicions. It was raw milk. The unpasteurized stuff. Now the time had come to take him down.

Read the article here >>


NY Times: Leave Behind the Trucker Hat...

An inspiring article in the NY Times, talking about the new young farmers... - Farmer Brad


“A lot of people in our 20s went to the land and wanted to farm and had a lot of enthusiasm, but not many resources,” he said. “It has only been the last five years where the payment from working your fingers to the bone and supplying urban markets with high-quality produce has been enough where you could imagine making a living.”

Whether young, first-generation farmers constitute a flood or trickle is difficult to say. But many long-time observers of small farms say they have noticed an increase in recent years among college graduates who want to farm, even if they intern at established farms or rent tiny parcels.


10 Reasons Why Organic Can Feed the World (and GM Won't)

10 Reasons Why Organic Can Feed the World
Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow
The Ecologist, March 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must farm and eat differently.


the milk war continues...

Fighting on a Battlefield the Size of a Milk Label

A new advocacy group closely tied to Monsanto
has started a counter-offensive to stop the proliferation of milk that
comes from cows that aren’t treated with synthetic bovine growth

The group, called American Farmers for the Advancement
and Conservation of Technology, or Afact, says it is a grass-roots
organization that came together to defend members’ right to use
recombinant bovine somatotropin, also known as rBST or rBGH, an
artificial hormone that stimulates milk production. It is sold by
Monsanto under the brand name Posilac. READ THE ARTICLE >>


HSF Radio: Show #2, Part 2

Interview with Amanda Love, The Barefoot Cook

My conversation with Amanda Love, The Barefoot Cook discussing the benefits of a traditional diet using seasonal whole foods and naturally preserved foods through fermentation. Listen to the show here >>



HOMEsweetFARM Radio: Show#2, Part1

Amending the New Farm

Part 1: Farmer Brad discusses the soil amendments needed to start a new farm. By investing in the soil bank, you can turn neglected farmland into fertile soil, creating long-term food production for your community. CHECK IT OUT HERE >>

the truth about milk

'Frankenfoods' Giant Monsanto Plays Bully Over Consumer Labeling

By Scott Thill, AlterNet. Posted March 6, 2008.

Monsanto doesn't want consumers to know the truth about the milk they're drinking. The corporation's monopoly is at stake.

Read the entire article here... http://www.alternet.org/workplace/78660