When it's raining out or otherwise makes it difficult for us to appreciate the joys of getting out of our robes and into gum boots, there are other homestead-y things we can do, such as pottering about in the kitchen or sewing. Planning? What's that? Oh, ac...
100 Views of Life at Stony Run Farm Photos from 1993 to 2015 in chronological order, showing the sweep and cycle of the seasons on a small exurban homestead. It's a little heavy on the last seven years, which is when I finally had what you might call a cam...
I'm a bit of a Murray Bookchin bunny, as may be divined by perusing the link at the bottom of this rant. Please bear with me. In the 1970s and 1980s I was a member of a forestry services cooperative, The Hoedads, Inc. , as recounted in my book, Iron Buddhas...
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Abrupt Climate Change Is About to Transform the Entire Global Humanitari...
“My message to the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Community is that we are not in a steady state right now.” This is the pe
Scientific Method and The Better Angels of Our Nature
If you spent several years at a large university with foreign students, or more than a few nights outside of North America (riding a tour bu
Meet the Modern Farmer: Susan Paykin - Modern Farmer
She changed her path from policy to planting.
The 700 Year Old Weather Chart That Gives Me Butterflies
A group of researchers (from over three dozen institutions!) has published a paper in SCIENCE ADVANCES that’s pretty amazing. They used tree
Southeast Asia Is Burning, and You can See It From The Moon
The image below is from the new Japanese Himawari weather satellite, and you can clearly see the smoke from forest fires covering the region
Global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse
A world-first global analysis of marine responses to climbing human CO2 emissions has painted a grim picture of future fisheries and ocean e
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Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil - The New York Times
Soil-conservation farming, a movement that promotes not tilling fields and using “green” manures, is gaining converts in tough environments
How corporates co-opted the art of mindfulness to make us bear the unbea...
Corporate culture has stripped the ancient practice of mindfulness of its spirituality and re-branded it as a modern solution to over-work.