Kentucky women recently gathered to explore how their relationships to land, food and agriculture support identity and autonomy, but the get-together quickly revealed bonds that transcend all differences.
You don’t have to be a rancher to have a great herd of livestock on your hobby farm. Many terrific breeds are great for small acreage.
I say neither. Experience is crucial, but instructional materials as well as memoirs provide a necessary supplement for those breaking into agriculture.
We wanted a greenhouse, but creating that big of a structure doesn’t fit with our terrain, so we built a cold frame near the house to start seeds for this year’s garden.
An extended forecast of rain causes Mr. B and me to cringe as we watch our yard slowly erode. With the help of in-house training and expert friends, we plan some remedies.
The best plants aren’t the ones you order from a catalog, but ones you encounter by some divine appointment. This year, I have a meeting with elderberries, and I can’t wait.
When the flu hits hard, we fight back with homemade, homegrown remedies. Some work well for prevention, others help recovery and some do both.
Drop everything to start a CSA tomorrow? No way. But if you dream of having a farm, here are some ways you can get started in the space you already have.
As a cold chill and powdery snow take over the farm, I turn inward and relish in the cozy joys of baking. My first projects involve sourdough starter.