Tag Archives: Farming

Stitching together a “Quilt Barn Trail”


On Michigan’s historic Old Mission Peninsula, the community has banded together to stitch a Quilt Barn Trail. One may ask, as I first did, what is a Quilt Barn Trail? Essentially, it is an effort to celebrate and recognize the … Continue reading

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Land uses which are more often found in the “Heartland”


Here is the third in this series of region-specific land uses – this one lists those more often found in the Heartland of the country. As always, additions and corrections are welcome. Family farms Dairies County courthouse squares Farm implement … Continue reading

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“It was like three midnights in a jug”


The memorable quote used for the title of this post came from a survivor of the Dust Bowl. Also referred to as the Dirty Thirties, this decade meant great economic and social hardship for many residents of the United States, but … Continue reading

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States with the most certified organic farms


Below is a chart created from data published in the October, 2011 edition of AARP Bulletin listing the top 20 states in terms of number of certified organic farms. Also provided is a calculation showing how many residents there are … Continue reading

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Solemn Fencepost


Weathered and worn Tattered and torn A solemn wood post Alone and forlorn   Wires barbed and true All rusty, not new Cling to their post Nothing else left to do   Buffeted by winds No one more tends Perishing … Continue reading

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