Category Archives: Commentary

Massachusetts Winter Conference, Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association (NOFA MASS)

Worchester State University is about an hour and forty minutes from here, and was the host on Saturday to the 2020 Winter Conference of the Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association (NOFA), Massachusetts’ chapter.  This is the first year I’ve attended this … Continue reading

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The 500th Post: Looking Back at Many Favorite Recipes

I’ve made 500 posts here (counting this one), through thick and through thin.  My diet went from general (but mostly whole foods), through mostly Paleo / Weston-Price, through needing MORE fiber in my life (more legumes and grains/pseudograins), to retirement … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part VIII: Is Organic the Way to Go?

  I’d hoped to run this essay past Kat Hosinski before posting it.  Most of this was written near the end of October.  Unfortunately my Compatriot in  live homesteading discussions passed away November 1st.  I’d seriously like to hear from … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming: Autumnal Prep for the Homestead Garden

While I already had a surprising and unpredicted temperature drop to 34 degrees Fahrenheit about a week prior, which did some crop damage, we’ were  predicted to have 31 degrees by morning on Saturday October 5th.  It turned out we … Continue reading

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NOFA Summer Conference 2019 Review

Held within a commuting distance (more or less…) from my current Massachusetts home, this year’s NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association) summer conference was definitely on my agenda.  It was worthwhile enough I’d have travelled longer and spent overnights, in order … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens Part VI: Feeding Those Layers

Here, we are only dealing with feed for adult laying chickens.  (If you have an associated rooster, who is obviously NOT going to be laying a thing, he’s fine eating his harem’s food.) It is possible during the non winter … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Take Four

Back in 2014 – 2015, I ran a short periodic series, called Food for Thought.  News highlights from around the world of nutrition and foods, some parts serious, some parts facetious (civet poo, anyone)? I figured it time to have … Continue reading

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