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converging thoughts – conclusion

And now for the “so what do I want to do with these thoughts”. I have a farm and I have resources.  I may not have time for a full time second job, but I think I have an idea … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #3

Tonight I have several ideas that I want to talk about under the notion of community. This is the third pillar of my converging thoughts. My brother lent me Ferenc Mate’s third book on Tuscany, “The Wisdom of Tuscany” last … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #2

Ok, let me cut immediately to the chase, the premium/boutique products that I am imagining selling to the 1% ers are food and drink based. The first company that I started was funded by a media company and the main … Continue reading

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converging thoughts #1

Since I started on the journey to understand the concepts of sustainability and self-sufficiency, several ideas from my reading and the experiences at the farm have been accumulating in my head.  I am almost at a point where I can … Continue reading

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wine around the year

Wine at the farm can be a good thing, maybe best consumed after you are done playing with the power tools . I have come to realize that warm mulled wine in the cool months and chilled sangria in the … Continue reading

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bees 2011, so far

In early January, we had a few warm days and I noticed bees buzzing around all four hives, a good sign, or so I thought. Come early February, there was a warm weekend day and I decided to do a … Continue reading

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bees 2009

My Mom’s cousin was an engineer at Western Electric.  Upon retirement he took up gardening on a grand scale and sold produce through the farmer’s market in Winston-Salem.  He has now retired from gardening on that scale, but still grows … Continue reading

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a fenced garden area

Having been inspired by Animal, Miracle, Vegetable, the first priority I thought we should tackle was a garden, once we were established in a furnished farm house. My wife was still very overwhelmed with the thought of taking on more … Continue reading

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furnishing the farm

We closed on the farm in May of 2008.  The sellers rented back from us through July as they got themselves ready to move.  The house was empty; the wife wanted to re-paint. We had never spent much time shopping … Continue reading

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why a farm?

Some decisions take awhile to form and many factors can influence the final outcome. Purchasing the farm was certainly one of these and it is worth sharing some of the journey there. We moved to North Carolina to be close … Continue reading

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