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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 | Author:  | 1,736 views - starting Aug 9/09

i love to retreat from the city core to my friend’s farm on the weekend … at the farm, we live with 7 (soon to be 8 ) holstein cows  … they are each such lovely animals, unique in personality and grace …

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we live with very minimal use of electricity … surprisingly, it’s a lot easier than i had originally thought … we cook with gas, warm ourselves by the wood stove, and occasionally (albeit rarely) use a generator when we need it … we have an organic garden to grow almost all of the food that we eat throughout the summer … we milk our cows, make yogurt and cheese, and buy eggs from a neighbour … more…

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Sunday, May 03rd, 2009 | Author:  | 1,967 views - starting Aug 9/09

TimBoucher horn of plenty cornucopiathe next time you enter your grocery store, look around … for a few minutes, just soak in the scene and think deeply about what it all means … if you live in a rural area, your grocery store may be a community-based family-owned business … some food may be produced locally and a certain percentage of food and other goods may be imported either domestically or internationally … more…

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 | Author:  | 1,661 views - starting Aug 9/09

barn toolsas i stood, gazing at the pile of tools resting neatly against the barn wall, listening to the gentle choir of contented cows, and floating on the light cleanliness of farm-life air, i deeply understood the plight of the small farmer, the migration of aspiring entrepreneurs and restless youth to urban centres, and the paradox of the “you-can-have-it-all-American-Dream” … more…

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