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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Building an Ohio Brooder

This past week was difficult as all but one of us was taken down by the flu.  It was disappointing as the children were to sing on Easter Sunday morning service and missed all the holy week practices.  We regained our strength enough to have a quiet Easter weekend at home to catch-up on some […]

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Time Management

One of the biggest problems that we are dealing with on FiveDollarFarm right now is time management.  There is just so much to do that on some mornings after not having enough coffee we can seem lost.  This is exacerbated by the fact that we still work off farm in an operational position where planning […]

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Capturing Solar Energy

The picture below shows a Google Image search on the phrase “solar energy”.  As I have been saying, this is disconcerting to me because solar energy is so misunderstood. Humans have a tendency to tear things apart and put them into pieces while ignoring the whole from a distance.  We need to have a “bigger […]

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Organic Farming

What exactly is organic farming?  Thank goodness the USDA has a website that defines exactly what that means.  Not really.  I find it hard to espouse and embrace the organic culture as it has been defined recently.  To think that for thousands of years humans grew food, tended animals and lived off the land without […]

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