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  • A Tale of Two Farms
    Posted on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 in farming – Comments: (9)
    Our agricultural endeavors seem to be veering along two separate and distinct paths. With two radically different outcomes. Perhaps the difference is that one is being run along the lines of a corporation i.e. good and knowledgeable professionals are brought in when needed. The other farm is run by a rank amateur desperately trying to learn “on the job”. Who would that incompetent be?
  • Hillbillies, Melungeons and Salamanders
    Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 in learnin’ – Comments: (8)
    Lately I’m fascinated with Appalachia. I’m supposed to be planning this trip, but somehow my planning keeps circling around Appalachia. Maybe it’s because, even with all the time I’ve spent on the East Coast, Appalachia is one of the few areas of the US I’ve never visited. Never even sped through it on my way somewhere else. Turns out The Great Smoky Mountains are the most visited national park in America. We’ve scheduled two days there.
  • I Loves You Porgy!
    Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 in Arts & Culture – Comments: (7)

    If you want to know what’s going on in San Francisco — at least as far as museums, opera, ballet or cultural events — look to the lamp posts. Oh, we’ve got listings in the Pink Section of the Chronicle and in our two free papers, The Guardian and the SF Weekly.

    In the Footsteps of Tom Joad 

    Posted on Monday, May 25th, 2009 in farming – Comments: (11)

    As we’re going to be driving across Oklahoma, I thought I’d reacquaint myself with the Dust Bowl. But there’s no way I could face reading The Grapes of Wrath again. Don’t get me wrong, I think Steinbeck’s book is perhaps one of the contenders for The Great American Novel. Everyone should read it once. But once might be about all you can take.

    Let Us Now Praise Western Fence Lizards 

    Posted on Sunday, May 24th, 2009 in blogging – Comments: (8)

    I learned an interesting fact the other day from visiting one of my favorite bloggers, Carson at The 7MSN Ranch. Actually, I always learn interesting facts from Carson, especially as she’s about 15 years ahead of me in this City to Ranch transition. Unlike my Dubya Style Ranching (defined as a having the trappings of a ranch except no livestock but terriers), Carson has a real ranch in, as she describes it, Seven Miles South of Nowhere, New Mexico.