You can’t escape death on a farm

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A friend of mine says there’s lots of death on a farm. And it’s true.

One of my chooks, who only minutes before had been enjoying her food with the other hens, is dead. A sudden screech, a few feathers drifting in the wind and she is gone, killed by a copperhead snake that slithers…

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Why fear is a great movitator

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I have a Labrador called Max.

Max is very stupid.

He doesn’t understand that when a door or gate is ajar his head can push it open.

I have another dog called Molly.

Molly is very smart. She knows how to open doors, round up chickens, sheep and people. She is a lot smarter than…

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The happy sunflower

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I’ve been growing sunflowers for the past six years and they never cease to amaze me.

I’ve grown sunflowers that are as tall as Triffids (without the gruesome taste for human flesh) alongside small, delicate-stemmed ones. I’ve grown sunflowers with bright yellow petals and sunflowers with multicoloured tangerine leaves. I’ve grown sunflowers that last a…

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bad santa claus

How much is enough?

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Our so-called festive season is a kind of madness.

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My bountiful potato patch

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Last night we dug up the potatoes.

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What is a food forest?

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The concept of growing a food forest is relatively new.

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Can communal city living work?

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When we looked at buying our house, we weighed up the pros and cons.

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How to start a gift circle and rebuild community

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The gift economy represents a shift from consumption to contribution.

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