Category: Agvocate

We Are (Not) Monsanto!

Today there will be protests, marches and signs made to protest Monsanto. People will say they dominate farmers, they make farmers plant their seed and use their chemicals and that we simply have no choice. And they’re using farmers to project their views. Every person who chooses Monsanto seed CHOOSES it, deliberately, and signs the […]

SlowMoneyFarm A to Z – Dogs, Debt, Delaware, Decisions

What a dilemma…D words! What words associated with SlowMoneyFarm can be found? Many come to mind, but narrowing to four has a couple obvious and a couple not so obvious. Dogs are a big part – from Diva’s Domain to Missy’s humorous poses to the ordinary day in and day out tasks, the dogs follow […]

SlowMoneyFarm A to Z – Chickens, Christians, Community, Crowdsourcing

For those who think that agriculture and C would be cows, cotton or corn, well it can certainly be that. My friend Janice has an awesome blog about cotton, and Brian Scott has corn in front of many. I do grow some corn, have worked with cows, love my cotton shirts and jeans…but we’re, well, […]

SlowMoneyFarm A to Z – Border Collies, Buckeyes, Bunnies, Books

As we continue the alphabet version of SlowMoneyFarm, today’s stop includes four new – or not so new – things. Buckle up for a bus ride as we charter through the B. Border Collies have been a fixture in my life since Jerry walked up when I was barely in kindergarten. Sometimes one, sometimes several […]

SlowMoneyFarm A to Z – Agriculture, Australorp, American, Access

As a means of getting more information about what we do, I’m exploring an A to Z approach, with up to four things on each letter. This can be a means of introducing something unique in our animals or varieties, or a view or something we’ve done. Shall we get started? Agriculture is an obvious. […]

10 Things That Don’t Make Sense

Sometimes the farm side of the world has a conflict with the non-farm side of the world. This can be minor things, but sometimes major things too. It comes up that many things don’t make sense, or are so far apart there’s no bridge to understanding, it seems. For example, although the list is long, […]

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Easter bunnies

Agnerd Alert – Big Horsepower Marvels

If you grew up in central Illinois, know much about construction or mining or like heavy equipment then you know the name Caterpillar. If you like information about equipment and big horsepower, there’s a book out that you’ll want to check out. While Caterpillar is best known for earthmoving equipment, the amount of earth that […]

What Are You (Really) Buying? Food Fraud in America

It’s a competitive world in the marketplace. It’s not just what we do it’s what people think we do, and what they think of what we do. Sometimes there is a view of everyone’s trying to be what we are. Large corporations looking to find how to make engagement personal, transparent, honest, trustworthy. In short […]

A Sigh of Relief – Goslings Arrive!

Last year I tried to get some Saddleback Pomeranian goslings, but by the time I had the money to spare, alas, they were sold out for the year. When they began taking orders for this year, I was on the list interested and have been waiting since that notification in December. A delay happened in […]