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The Three “Rs” of Farming: Weeding, Writing, and Relationships*

*Reprinted with permission from Homestead.org, with the title Learning Curves on Rural Roads: Three Lessons for Every Homesteader. Way back in 2011, when my husband and I ditched our rat-race city lives to lead a “simple” life in the country … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Microfarmer

That photo on the left is me after digging potatoes during a heatwave in June. But this year, when hasn’t there been a heatwave? And yet there is work to do outside, even when the radio blares advisories to stay … Continue reading

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Bad fences make good neighbors

When my husband and I were first toying with the idea of starting some sort of agriculturally-based enterprise and brainstorming names for it, we played around with the idea of Good Neighbors. Because we would like to be them. While … Continue reading

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