Monthly Archives: September 2010

I’m Now Blogging for Mother Earth News

Check it out at http://www.motherearthnews.com/blogs/blog.aspx?blogid=2147484070&tag=Jerry Ward

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Living Fences

I have been reading with interest about “Living Fences”. The advantage is that they are self-repairing and also serve as a windbreak. It does take a few years to be effective as a fence and moving it is a problem as it … Continue reading

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Pecan Trees Spring of 2011?

I’m thinking about planting three pecan trees next spring. It says to plant them 40′ apart so I am going to two of them 20′ south of the northern property line and 40′ apart. The third will be 40′ from each of … Continue reading

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Polyface Farm

MeetTheFarmer.TV has 3 segments on Polyface Farm with Joel Salatin. I loved his book Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front. I like Joel’s way of doing things, but he is on several hundred acres. How do … Continue reading

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How can grazing heal land?

There are people that promote looking at land management as more of a whole system.  In particular I am interested in how grazing animals can help the land.  See http://managingwholes.com/grazing-heals-land.htm However the challenge for me is how to apply this … Continue reading

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Property Description

This property has been vacant for decades.  At some point in the past it was part of a farm, that was broken up into 10 acres lots sometime in the 70’s.  The other lots have been all built on and … Continue reading

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