Monthly Archives: April 2017

Appropriate Irrigation

We receive about 40 inches of rain per year in Southern Indiana, and it is spread out fairly evenly. Every month of the year we get about 3 inches except March, April, and May when we get 4-5 inches. But these … Continue reading

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Better quality on Pasture too

I recently read a number of rather outrageous claims made by the desperate grain-finished beef crowd that grass fed isn’t better. I will readily agree is there is good grass fed and good grain fed and bad grass fed and … Continue reading

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Rotary Plowing

I have tried many kinds of tillage for gardens, and I’ve tried no-tillage. No-tillage is a no-go unless you can lay down inches of compost. Depending on the size of the garden, this can be tons and tons of compost. … Continue reading

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Who says pasture doesn’t produce?

Most people don’t realize it, but most commercial milk in this country is produced by cows that are fed a mixture of silage and grain. They may have been brought up on pasture, but once they are lactating they are … Continue reading

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Real scopes of merit

If someone were to ask me what is the best all-around riflescope for the Eastern United States, I wouldn’t hesitate to respond with the Leupold VX-1 1-4×20 equipped with the heavy duplex reticle. This is a truly great scope mainly … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Catching Chickens

We keep laying hens. We also have an incubator and have hatched out some since we keep cocks (adult male chickens), too. This means that we periodically have cockerels (juvenile male chickens) and spent hens (hens that no longer lay eggs) … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Planting Orchard Trees

I make a distinction between “orchard trees” and other trees. I consider all trees that are not clonally propagated and grafted to be more or less “wild.” All trees that have been kept by humans for centuries, and have come … Continue reading

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