Category: Current Events

Food Oil Farms and You

A daily prompt touches on a question never too far away – food and the production of it. “Food and oil prices have been on the rise in many parts of the world. Has the economic climate affected you?” I don’t think anyone can say they’re not affected – food and oil prices affect all […]

If I Only Knew…

So often these words are spoken in regret. A missed chance, a loss or an opportunity gone. It’s sometimes a case of coulda woulda shoulda…but opportunity takes action. Lately the focus for media and Americans has been the economic issues for debt. Does America default on their promise? If the dollar is no longer the […]

What’s Happening at SlowMoneyFarm?

It’s been a busy time here at SlowMoneyFarm. Thursday was a whirlwind of watering, stocking up feeders, packing, laundry and preparations for the weekend. Friday morning came early with topping off all animals with feed and water, being thankful for a break in the heat predicted and a quick shower before Connor and I caught […]

How Concerned About Food Safety Are Americans?

To read the remarks by many in the face of farming losses it seems that the public thinks the worst of those in agriculture. Many comments point to the farmer’s greed, stupidity and cruelty. Janet Weeks says “The headline should read: 4,300 turkeys lose their lives in heat wave due to stupidity of Kansas poultry […]

Do You Believe The Government?

The distrust of the government is longstanding, with some getting more favor than others. A recent article on ABC from Australia highlights an important point…and one that shines on America as well.If we believe the government when they talk about climate change being real, and that works for your view, then we shouldn’t also believe […]

Transforming Agriculture

We took a rare break vacation-at-home this past weekend. A “day off” doesn’t mean nothing was done – it means the minimum of feeding, watering, caring for the critters was done. That’s still a couple hours per day, every day including holidays. Some of the Illinois survivors include a Sussex and a couple that appear […]

No Defense for Cruelty

Mercy For Animals (in my opinion a badly named organization) today released another undercover video. Predictably, it was done by someone who traveled out of state to work on a farm, worked there for a month or so, suddenly quit then a month later a video surfaces. Not within hours or day to stop the […]

My dad: a farmer & a family man

My sister and I were blessed as kids to have a father who always seemed willing and able to spend time with us. Even after a long day of farm work, he would find the energy to throw a baseball with me in the back yard or roughhouse on the den floor aft…

My dad: a farmer & a family man

My sister and I were blessed as kids to have a father who always seemed willing and able to spend time with us. Even after a long day of farm work, he would find the energy to throw a baseball with me in the back yard or roughhouse on the den floor aft…

Time to modernize chocolate milk industry

I have been trying since May 6, 2011 to get this letter published in one of the LA newspapers but was unsuccessful. Since today LA unified voted against chocolate milk…