It's that time of year again. The Fodder's in the Shock and farmers in the Midwest are ready to rest their aching bones. What a season it has been. Guest blogger: Mallory DeVries (my granddaughter) of Woodside Acres in Charles City, Iowa
Stewards of Northwest Lower Michigan
Northwest lower Michigan farmers are among the growing number of concerned and committed stewards of the good earth. Organic farms are spreading and thriving in the counties of the area—Benzie, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Antrim.
Will there one day be a time when the food demands of billions of people is greater than the available farmlands to grow crops? In the midst of consumerism, will a concerned world recognize the need to keep our land healthy for food and drink?
The Process of Producing Food on a Family Farm
Growing vegetables, fruit and meat for a family with four children was very labor-intensive in the 1930’s and I want to describe the process of producing food on a family farm in comparison to today’s food markets. Mega-size grocery stores are within minutes of our homes and most of them offer home delivery.
That Weathered Ol’ Stump
The stump was just right for sittin’ a bit, ‘cept for the tooth marks of a cross-cut saw.