A Little Good News

A Little Good News
There are lots of reasons to feel discouraged these days. We get it. Things can look pretty bleak sometimes. But here’s the thing: if we wanted to make things worse, we could. That means if we want to make things better, we still can.  Our area of focus is farming...

Soil, Food and The Elephant in the Room

Soil, Food and The Elephant in the Room
As a healthcare practitioner, I have had the privilege to work with many people over the past 15 years. Let me let you in on a little secret I have discovered from years of talking to people about health: We are all worried about our food. Really, all of us:...

The Sun and Regenerative Farming

The Sun and Regenerative Farming
6H2O + 6CO2 = C6H12O6 + 6O2 There it is. Photosynthesis. The miracle that makes life on earth possible. For those of us who aren’t chemists, the above equation essentially reads: Take six molecules of water plus six molecules of carbon dioxide, thrown them into the blender of plant physiology,...

Land Needs Animals Like Flowers Need Bees

Land Needs Animals Like Flowers Need Bees
What do the African Serengeti, the American plains, the Steppes of Mongolia, and the Pampas of Argentina all have in common? The grasslands covering these regions evolved in the presence of large herbivores. Without large herds of grazing animals, these ecosystems cease to function as they should. This is a...

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture
Regenerative agriculture is a practice that is increasingly gaining notice from the general public. However, within the farmer community — and beyond, more recently — there is some growing conflict on what regenerative actually means. Are all organic farms automatically “regenerative” without further action? Can farm animals be raised in...

What’s in a snack stick?

What’s in a snack stick?
So what is a snack stick?  A snack stick is essentially a small, shelf-stable sausage.  It can be made out of any kind of meat.  (We use non-GMO, pasture-raised pork for Roam Sticks.) There can be many variations of the quality of meat, sugars used, and artificial ingredients found in...

The Beauty of Pasture-Raised Pigs

The Beauty of Pasture-Raised Pigs
I’ve just walked back in from tending our pastured pigs.  The complete process, including rotating them to new pasture, takes about 30 minutes.  During that time I’ve watched purple martins dip and roll through the sky.  Listened to red winged blackbirds and western meadowlarks sing, and  heard woodpeckers tap, tap,...