Category: Current Events

Diversify Your Investments

Sometimes folks look at what we do and it may appear a giant conglomerate. Nothing could be further from the truth. The key is like any business person, diversification of investments. The investment here is in options of things to sell, which we hope creates a profit to live on and do it all again […]

Everyday Learning Experiences

No matter where we are, or what we do, there are many points that we often don’t think of it being unusual. When shared with someone else, it can be an interesting point of view. Recently a friend of Connor’s stayed over, and the understanding was that things on “the list” had to get done. […]

Keeping the Faith

Every person reading this, every person out there, has times it’s easy to doubt. It’s easy to say “keep the faith”. Keep trying. Tomorrow’s another day. This too shall pass. It’s harder to focus It’s easy to say ask for help when needed. It’s easy to say everyone has down times. All of those things […]

Cold Weather Preparations

While it’s common in the south to deal with hot weather, winter cold brings challenges too.While it’s not unpleasant now, by Wednesday it will be very cold for the south – with single digits and near zero wind chill predicted. Many things in the south are not build like northern areas. Water pipes aren’t buried […]

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 […]

10 Things to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, traditions and giving thanks. So often we get wrapped up in the day to day stresses of ‘life’ and forget we have it good. Even as we struggle to keep the bills paid we live in a country with an abundance of food that many cannot even dream […]