The Philosophy Book

The Philosophy Book

The Philosophy Book My grandson brought a book home from his Thanksgiving vacation entitled “The Philosophy Book”.  Its excellent photography, succinct style and cogent expression immediately caught my attention. I groaned when I thought about what I would...

Done with Quicken

We have used Intuit’s Quicken products for over 20 years.  I tolerated their poor support and inefficient design because I couldn’t find another software that would shake hands with the banks and investment companies that we use and provide the detailed...

Keys to Mineralized Soil at AcresUSA

This email that I received from AcresUSA is so good that I am posting the bulk of here, hoping you will visit their site and subscribe.  This is the most succinct and cogent explanation of how to  farm your soil in a sustainable manner that I have heard in years....

A Sad Goodbye to Carter

The Great Pyrenees The Great Pyrenees is one of the best farm dogs available. We got Carter 11 years ago when my friend at the Nature Conservancy asked whether we wanted “a great Pyrenees puppy.”  It turned out that the “puppy” was over a year...

Seasonality

Blueberries Ripen in June in South Alabama We all pack up and drive 5 hours South to pick blueberries and Grandmama Dollihite’s home. We go out early to avoid the bugs and the heat and by 10:00 a.m. we have enough to freeze for the next year. It occurred to me...

Poop in the Soup

How about some “Poop”in your Soup? This is one of my “awareness posts.” Many people are not aware of how modern food winds up on their plates and it’s my joy to bring you this moment of enlightenment. Most of us would never knowingly eat...

Local Food Growers Reprint

Local Food Growers in Alabama Studies have shown that local food can help with locally developed allergies.  This idea is revised for publication 04/28/2013 We have had a few problems getting Facebook to accept the blog posts, so some of our friends have asked that we...

Barter Systems

Barter Systems and Other Forms of Commerce Bartering springs up in modern cultures when the local currencies are no longer valued by the participants in the local economies.  At least, that’s barter from the perspective of an economist.  However, if other values...

Probiotics Has Several Meanings

Probiotics are about more than just food. Media marketing has a way of overwhelming every good discussion.  A few years ago the public began to discover “pro-biotics.” Probiotics became defined in that context as foods that contain beneficial bacteria,...