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September 2018

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When Cows attack (and why you need to be willing to get rid of an aggressive animal)

This morning was a scary moment for me.  I was ran down by a cow. Cows are the number 1 cause of injuries and the number 2 cause of death for farmers right after tractors.  After this morning I believe it.   Fortunately for me, it was our 6 month old Highland calf who ran me down.  Having said that, she’s not some adorable little fluffy thing.  Well she is adorable and fluffy, but she probably weighs 600 pounds at this point and she was pretty effective at causing damage the day she was born. What happened Merida (named after…

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Farming and Contentment

The current (and hopefully long lasting) trend towards farming is part of the movement towards contentment searching in our society.  Despite our material wealth, or perhaps because of it, Americans are a very discontent society.  We are searching for a sense of purpose and happiness.  Many of us have looked at the last few generation’s pursuit of material wealth and seen that it didn’t bring happiness.  We have instead given up on wealth as a goal and have begun to look at the quality of our life and simplification as a way to bring this contentment.  A very efficient way…

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