Bringing Borya Home
It's Friday. Farm Friday.But it's been pretty quiet on the farm lately. No injuries or illnesses, no escapees, no births, no deaths.Maybe I'll just jot down a quick list of what I like about each of the critters. Not as individuals, mind you, but as groups. Just the farm critters, not the dogs and cats and small caged animals....more
Tonight I can already say NaBloPoMo has kicked me in the pants in one way....to work on my farm site and get that updated. I am already reaping benefits from writing......just for the sake of writing or posting SOMETHING. To see the pretty new farm header and a slide show of our cattle, you can go here. I'm proud of our farm and our cattle and horses.Have a great weekend. ~JB"Farm is Where the Heart Is" ...more
I believe that our youth is the future of our country, and that our prosperity is intrinsically linked to them. For that reason, I am very involved in coaching youth sports in our local community. I believe that participating in sports builds strength of character in addition to muscle strength. I coach soccer, swimming, track, and t ball and I love every minute of it....more
Yesterday afternoon we went to a dinner hosted by the people we buy our CSA shares from. Down on the farm. I decided not too long ago, it was a wake up call actually, that I absolutely do not want to buy anything that we consume, from anyone but local farmers. I'm supporting local farming by doing this and rewarded with fresh produce. I am still figuring out how to upload photographs, so for now, here is a link to the set from Quinney Farm. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2077975025089.2119064.1116413247 ...more
This week, a Pasadena, Calif. family sparked passionate debate within the food, gardening and farming communities when they asserted their right to the trademarked terms "Urban Homestead®" and "Urban Homesteading®." Urban farmers, supporters of the movement, food writers and others have loudly protested what they assert is a step across the line when it comes to protection of intellectual property and free expression.
So, I'm making my first post on BlogHer! I'm pretty excited, but overwhelmed at the daunting task of having to create my presence online. What do I share? How much? How little? Will anyone get how weird and wonderful I am?My goal is to entertain. And inspire. And connect. And support. And share. It seems like a lot as I look at the words here, but I'm hopeful....more
"If you don't take care of your equipment, you will fail," he said. He actually used the word "fail" a lot, which is why I am still amazed anyone would take a chance on farming, let alone both sides of my family, and for so many generations.