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Musician Chat: Ryan “Smitty” Byrne

It’s Country Music month. Regular readers know I love country music, and when Yahoo closed the news pages earlier this year, it left some content that didn’t strictly fit into food, farm, homesteading or writing. Except this blog isn’t JUST about farm or food but life as well and country music is life! And country […]

Conversations, Communication, Personal Attacks

Ever had someone attack you for reasons you don’t understand? Ever had someone misrepresent what you do? Ever try to correct it based on personal experience and get a patronizing “you just need educated” or “go back and learn”? Ever want to hurl insults, nasty names and full on defense on a personal attack? I […]

Desperate Measures in GMO Info Wars

Someone said once the truth will set you free. It might, or it might condemn you. Increasingly, twisted truth shows how much people don’t know and how anything for the cause fear factor issues are not truth. Fear factor causes unnecessary stress for consumers who then fear what’s in their food. If the truth was […]

When the Truth Isn’t Enough…Lie

Admit it you’ve seen it – GMOs are evil. It’s affecting fertility of us and our livestock. It’s making young girls mature faster but in three generations we’ll be sterile. No GMO! March Against Monsanto. The world’s going to end tomorrow! The world probably will end soon, from a Biblical perspective, but that’s not the […]

You’re Such a Niche!

Recently on #agchat non-food agriculture was the topic. Yes we’re a niche. Some folks seem to think it’s bad, it’s expensive, it somehow takes away from more popular products in agriculture. Others just accept it as a choice, an option, another part of agriculture. Some want to insult – I’m such a niche! And that’s […]

Pray For Peace

As another 9-11 approaches, images and replays take us back to that day. Like a jumbled collage there are heartbreaking images etched on the hearts of millions. We vowed many things in the wake of 9/11. We’d be kinder, spend more time with family, respect the heroes that were first responders and one by one […]

Rural Secrets – The Book of Matt

While we have a focus of direct marketed food, there’s a focus on things that go with that. Sharing what we love – rural life, fairs, events, people and the good things that drive why we do what we do. Some look down at our country ways…it’s backwards. It’s not as ‘modern’ and ‘hip’ as […]

Remembering Jimi Jamison

Many may not know the name but if you listened to radio or watched Baywatch you’ve probably heard his voice. He’s been a part of the music scene for a long time. It’s another voice silenced too soon. Oddly prophetic as is the second one here, less familiar than other songs he did that I’ve […]