June 2013, visiting Mark Shephard’s farm

My Chubby Bubs on pasture the oldest goslings are nearly full size! the garden is nearly all in! where’s the time going?   Restoration Agriculture, a visit to Mark Shepard’s New Forest Farm This winter I devoured Mark Shepard’s book, Restoration Agriculture, and it changed my life. In this summary of his work, his approach to life and farming, he explains permaculture’s role on his real working farm, which is located in our region of The Upper Midwest. Most Permaculture books are set in Australia, which is not at all similar to our climate, so the diagrams don’t translate well … Continue reading June 2013, visiting Mark Shephard’s farm

Jan 2013 waiting to find out

This book is absolutely ROCKING OUR WORLD. Amidst all the worrying over what might happen with the frac sand mine brewing next door, all the hopeless feelings, Mark Shepard’s book “Restoration Agriculture” is a bright light for a beautiful future on our farm. My husband completed a certificate course on Permaculture Design several years ago. I always thought that was a neat thing, but what does it actually do? Permaculture is a beautiful concept mimicking the natural world to produce food. It can be applied on many different scales, but up until Mark Shepard’s book, permaculture has primarily been a … Continue reading Jan 2013 waiting to find out