On the farm and elsewhere, wounds happen. Accidents strike in the shop. Livestock get tangled in a fence. The cook cuts a finger while slicing onions. Our bodies are unbelievably good at healing themselves; they’re even better when we support them in that work. Today, we want to share two simple treatments you can safely use to speed healing when you’ve got a cut or gash of any kind. Continue reading
Recently, Slow Hand Farm of Portland, OR sent out word that CSAs can use your help: “After some great years in the mid-00s, many CSAs have been having trouble filling their memberships… we’re not doing the kind of outreach we need to spread the word about the real benefits of CSA, and the fundamentals of … Continue reading
When a debate gets as polarized as raw milk has, it’s hard to find anything that’s not extremely biased in one direction or another. What are the real raw milk risks, and how can you navigate them safely? Without further ado… Continue reading
If the thought of a multinational corporation actually owning a whole species makes you feel extremely uneasy, you’re not alone. And your uneasiness isn’t misplaced. We’re talking about the commercial seed industry. It turns out this industry is doing a lot more than just collecting and distributing seeds: it’s working on owning them, too.
Harvest is on its way, and it’s time to start thinking about the fall chores. Turning your compost heap. Canning, fermenting, preserving. And the all-important task of seed-saving! If you’ve saved seeds before but run into difficulties, or if you’re thinking about it for the first time, here are the 6 things you need to … Continue reading