Monthly Archives: February 2017

A good thing to do with sticks: Hugelkultur

I would like now to discuss one of those permaculture ideas possessed with real merit, at least for garden-farmer scale farmers. In case you haven’t guessed from the title, it is Hugelkultur. Supposedly, the idea hails from Germany, hence the … Continue reading

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An opinion on tillage

Some people seem to have it in their head that tillage is just bad. They are morally opposed to tillage. “Thou shalt not till” is their 11th commandment. This sort of extremism is of the same type that leads people … Continue reading

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Ode to the double gun

Many American shooters have probably never touched let alone have shot a double barreled shotgun. They are expensive, and they are thought of as obsolescent. I mean, we have had reliable semi-automatic shotguns for over 110 years now, why would … Continue reading

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The Hay Rant

First, I will start with the little bit of biology that is behind the theory of good hay making, identifying the common error, and then I will move on to a theory of making good hay. Most hayfield plants are … Continue reading

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