Is this really what farmers look like? Our culture abounds with images of farmers. Sadly, many of them are insulting. Stereotypes tell us that farmers are male, white, uneducated, dirty, backwards-thinking, and talk with a …
The outlook for small farms could be getting a bit sunnier.Photo: andyrobeI write on Grist about my small farm, but my day job is different. I’m an organizer for the Nebraska-based Center for Rural Affairs …
Don’t let the Arctic look fool you — Thistle Root Farm is a beehive of activity. Photo: Steph LarsenSparkling snow blankets a dormant pasture, and a red barn stands out starkly against a sea of …
How is it possible that people in farm country have a hard time finding food? In short, food deserts are complicated.
There are a lot of predators around here, so it's not surprising my neighbor asked if we planned to buy a firearm to protect our farm. But I'd rather rely on my beau and Arrow, our shepherd.
A year ago, we signed the deed for our 12-acre farm, and I prepared for a crash course in country living.
Our farm provides more than nutrition. We also have the land to thank for the toasty living room I now enjoy.
I grow, knit, preserve, and cook. But I am pretty far from being what I think of as “traditional.”
Moving my sheep into their barn for the winter has me thinking woolly thoughts about flocks of various kinds.
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