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Farmers: Sell More Regardless of the Economy

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday March 06, 2012   -   By David

 A recession is a transference of wealth from the meek to the bold - Dan Kennedy I love Dan’s definition of a recession. While it seems hard to nail down the figure, the Fed says $878 billion dollars will circulate through the United States economy in...

How To Opt Out of a Food Shortage

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday March 12, 2011   -   By David

  I posted back in January What does 2011 Hold and Five Steps You Should Take . Since then fuel prices have continued to go up. Grain prices are up, and food prices continue to rise. Fuel (diesel) has just now reached $4 a gal here in my...

What 2011 Holds and Five Steps You Should Take

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday January 05, 2011   -   By David

    What does 2011 hold for you? What does it hold for the United States? It would be really nice if we could answer those questions definitively. However, we all know that's impossible. No one can tell the future with certain accuracy. We...

Another blog?

Blog: SlowMoneyFarm   -   Tuesday November 23, 2010   -   By Jan

For our regular readers of our wordpress blog they are familiar with posts that sometimes highlight gifts , sometimes shares why we do this , sometimes shares a recipe , or what the rabbits or poultry is doing or plans and upcoming events . It...

Time Stand Still in a Honey Yard

Blog: IICFA   -   Friday February 26, 2010   -   By GrannySue

As the slow methodical dance unfolds between the Apiarist and her hives, a drop of sweat slowly rolls down the back of her neck. Even at 40F in February, she knows that the actions she takes now can makeor break this colony of 50,000 bees. The husbandry that...

Saving Seeds

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday January 07, 2010   -   By Karen

Some reasons to save seeds    1) Saving seeds appeals to my      motto of " waste not want not ".   I hate to see anything good go unused, and the economical reasons alone, especially in today's...

The First Cut is the Deepest

Blog: Double R Farm (Amish Country Soaps & Sundries)   -   Tuesday September 15, 2009   -   By Christine

It was a sad day on the farm yesterday. No, we didn’t loose any livestock, but a hard earned dream disappeared over the horizon due to this still sagging economy. For months now I have been watching friends and neighbors sell many of their personal possessions...

The Economy and the Market

Blog: Liberty Lake Farmers' Market   -   Thursday May 07, 2009   -   By LLFMarket

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Reasons for Optimism

Blog: Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm   -   Friday May 01, 2009   -   By Jody

Recently, I had an email discussion with a good friend regarding "Peak Oil," our current economic crisis, and the future of agriculture and community. With his permission, I'm sharing some of our discussion here. Tom said : Hey, I...

What I'm currently reading.

Blog: Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm   -   Tuesday April 07, 2009   -   By Jody

Deep Economy - The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben

A Great Big Ray Of Sunshine!

Blog: Portage River Farm   -   Wednesday March 18, 2009   -   By John

I have deliberately not mentioned matters of personal finance on this blog. I feel that it is mostly outside of the scope of what I want this website and blog to be about. At the same time, our finances obviously have a big impact on our ability to pursue our...

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America's Heartland

Blog: Double R Farm (Amish Country Soaps & Sundries)   -   Sunday March 01, 2009   -   By Christine

The midwest has always been considered the heartland of America. From it's gentle rolling pastures to it's simple way of life. It has for many years and  for many people held the promise of the American Dream. We moved here years ago hoping to give...

Hummingbird Fly Zone

Blog: Double R Farm (Amish Country Soaps & Sundries)   -   Tuesday February 24, 2009   -   By Christine

I have been trying to come up with a cheery post for our blog. Unfortunately the way things have been happening around here it is difficult. Ohio like many other states is being devistated by the current downfall of the economy. Businesses are laying off by...

What about me, what about right now....

Blog: Trautman Family Farm   -   Tuesday January 06, 2009   -   By Scott&JulieTraut

This was my commentary on October 15 2008, prior to this blog. I thought it should be repeated here, today. - Scott "what about me , what about right now " My first effort just about got uploaded to this page, but fortunately, I...

Black Saturday?

Blog: Cirque de' Solene   -   Tuesday December 30, 2008   -   By Leann

It's a rainy Saturday here at the farm.  The farm store has been open for a few hours now.  The yarn, sweaters, socks and hats nicely displayed and waiting for some chilled human to discover the warmth of alpaca.  Because they say - once you go...

So how's this economy treating ya then there Scott...

Blog: Trautman Family Farm   -   Friday November 07, 2008   -   By Scott&JulieTraut

So how's this economy treating ya then there Scotty my boy? Well, not so very great; it's a tough time to be something other than the "Walmart" of food, especially when you've focused your energy on getting your food to real people, and not just...

Think Local First: Vote with your dollars!

Blog: Dandelion Communitea Cafe   -   Thursday November 06, 2008   -   By Julie Norris

I was recently asked how the economy was affecting our business and it's been an interesting diagnosis. The authentic values that are at the foundation of Dandelion are ones that naturally resonate with people and, in comparison to what I hear about most other...


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