Photo by Jeff Kirlin, Copyright 2012, published with permission

Farming is Opportunity.  Whether it's a rented garden plot, a backyard in town, a smallholding of a few acres or wide open ranch with big sky, pastures, and forests, farming offers an opportunity to improve ourselves and our environment.  Better food, clean food, fresh air, peace and quiet can all be found.  Perhaps your motivation is restoring the earth.  Maybe you just want to make a few extra bucks.  If you want to take it all the way, make a good living, enjoy an awesome lifestyle, you can do it all while at the same time making the world a better place.



Recent Articles

How Do You Make Compost?

When talking to folks about making compost I have noticed a pattern.
Early in one's composting career the maker tends to go to great lengths to get the material layered well, the right portions and ratios of greens to browns, attention to moisture, and clockwork turning of the heap. It's by the book, and by god they get a hot pile going in no time.

How to Ferment Vegetables - Tips and Tricks

How to Ferment

Do you want to learn how to ferment vegetables? I discuss the tools necessary, and all of the best tips and tricks to help you get started.

The Guest Blogger Project

I started tinkering with the idea of Guest Bloggers a couple months ago with the 146 Income Projects article.  Distractions from 'that job thing' have kept me from putting up more details.    What started with a brief invitation could do with a better explanation and an expansion of topics well beyond income projects alone.   Guest Blogging is a win-win situation in which you can spread your message, share your experiences, and create a link back to your blog.  My site gains content, you gain exposure. 

Bloggers: You Wrote It, Now Promote It

For a local small farm operation, a blog will help folks better learn about what you are doing and how you do it.  Operating a blog can be as simple or complex as you like.  A small farm would do well to add a simple site.  Explain your methods, let customers know what is available, how much is available, prices and directions.  While there may be some cost associated with the host server for your site, promoting the farm's website equates to free advertising. 

Transplanting Seedlings

Part 3 in the series shows you how I put seedlings in the ground.

Social Networking on Tsu

Tsu, as in Tsunami, is a social networking site that started last October.  It works in much the same way as Twitter and Facebook with friends and followers, likes and shares.  You can post links, photos, text, videos, and use it the same way as other social networks.  For bloggers, its one more way to share content and spread your message.

9 Ways to Make Money on the Homestead

Farm Roommates

The fastest way to generate income is to bring in roommates.

The Farmland Fund

The biggest obstacle in getting started in farming is often getting the land.


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