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Caroline Nichols, USA Field Hockey

This is an awesome story and it is definitely a big deal when an elite athlete steps away from mainstream dietary advice to explore the benefits of Paleo.  Thanks Tim for sharing Caroline’s story.  Please make sure to check out more of Tim’s work at My Athletic Life.  – Robb Choosing to eat a Paleo… Continue Reading

Buck Deer

My Strategy for Dealing with Deer on the Farm

Post Written by Tim Huntley Where we live, deer are as common as dogs, so keeping them out of the vegetables is an issue that every local farmer or gardener must address.  After doing a lot of research and talking to other farmers, I decided to tackle the problem from several different angles.  I erected… Continue Reading

chickens

A Flock of Fowl: Keeping Backyard Chickens

For the past six years, my family and I have owned a few backyard chickens, and by a few, I mean anywhere from 6 to over 100.  We primarily keep them because we eat a lot of eggs; however we have also raised and butchered some for meat.  If you have considered having your own… Continue Reading

Daisy and Penny

The Grass is Greener, but the Weeds are Taller

Often, as visitors come to the farm for the first time, they make a comment about how beautiful things are, and in general, I agree.  A dairy cow with her calf, fifty or so chickens scratching in the dirt, a few hives of honeybees, and a bounty of garden produce makes for a pretty compelling… Continue Reading

Pork Belly

The Path to Culinary Bliss: Home Cured Bacon

Watching pigs like these at Coon Rock Farm, eating a diet of roots, acorns, grass, and garden refuse makes me really happy.  Instead of being packed into a cramped, concrete floored barn, these animals appear to be acting as nature intended, and in the process they are creating some of the most flavorful meat you… Continue Reading

Phantom corn

The Illusion of Nutrient-Dense Food

This post is part of a series of educational articles on gardening, self-sufficiency and food independence. That’s what The Liberty Garden is all about. To find out more about the mission behind The Liberty Garden concept, go here. Or read all the archives. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates… Continue Reading

Sweet potato harvest

Growing Sweet Potatoes

This post is part of a series of educational articles on gardening, self-sufficiency and food independence. That’s what The Liberty Garden is all about. To find out more about the mission behind The Liberty Garden concept, go here. Or read all the archives. As far as vegetables go, sweet potatoes are my favorite, and thankfully,… Continue Reading

Raised bed gardening

Towards Truly Local Agriculture: Starting Your Own Garden

This post is part of a series of educational articles on gardening, self-sufficiency and food independence. That’s what The Liberty Garden is all about. To find out more about the mission behind The Liberty Garden concept, go here. Or read all the archives. “Eating is an agricultural act.” – Wendell Berry A mid-western wheat field… Continue Reading