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Changes Don’t Wait for the New Year

In farms, in life sometimes personal and professional life intertwines. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes not so good. Sometimes it just is and takes re-adjustment. From the beginning bit by bit SlowMoneyFarm has grown – still very small but grown from an idea. We get used to speedbumps. Then comes a pothole. Sink hole. Going forward […]

What if Your Town is the Next Ground Zero?

I often have posts about community, home and ‘issues’ that aren’t strictly food or farm, but are an influence for many of us. We all see the major headlines, and we’re all just a few actions away from being the next one. Yesterday a young lady, who I will not name here for reasons of […]

Small Farms, Big Ag, Food Choices

This is a recurring theme in the blog, but there is always new information, new perspectives, new sparks of conversations. Sometimes it’s things that are there that we never saw before. For example, big ag in the Bible. Food choices today. Small farms trying to…oh wait many still don’t see that! Wait – back up, […]

Why Should We Care About Food Security?

Have you ever felt like you’re living in a time warp? Food security is something most Americans have not had to concern themselves with. Indeed 15-20 years ago few even wanted to talk about food. Food and farming? Meh – boring. Go to the grocery store and be done with it. “But wait…did you know […]

Making Thanksgiving Memories

So sometimes traditional days don’t work. Finances don’t allow getting home for the holidays – it’s a worry covering things sometimes but seems to happen. I think of Thanksgivings past – good ones, not as good ones. This one is different. Different isn’t necessarily bad. Sometimes it’s just different. Scoutman is working today at the […]

What Kind of World

As Thanksgiving draws near, it’s natural to think of those things, situations and people we’re thankful for. I recently read “It’s a God Thing” and the incredible stories are inspiring. When there’s good things it’s easy to be hopeful – when it’s bad things, faith is needed. Today embraces a beginning and an aftermath. The […]

Sometimes The Answer is No – Ag in the Bible

Sometimes it’s easy to pray for something and it’s answered, and sometimes the answer is no. Or not yet. Sometimes those things don’t make sense. Sometimes it’s a reality check. If it wasn’t then it’d be a business transaction. Like a vending machine, put prayer in and pull out granted wish below. It wouldn’t rely […]

15 Gifts From and For SlowMoneyFarm

How can buying gifts also give gifts? I’m glad you asked! Gift certificates are popular to give, and we have gift certificates as well. If people don’t buy what we produce then it doesn’t do any good to produce it. This is an easy idea for #BlackFriday or any of the other shopping days and […]

Label EVERYTHING! Really?

Sometimes I read comment sections and wonder just how much people REALLY want, and if they realize what that takes. A great example came forth recently with a question asked on Eat Local Grown, a Facebook page. Regular readers already know how I feel about BS labels. And food choices. And transparency. So it was […]