Below the themes still sought for the Storey publishing book project. An anthology of Greenhorns essays. READ THIS LINK FOR ESSAY GUIDANCE. Drop Dead deadline March 12th.
biodynamicsliving in a trailercrop mobfarmers markets, comporting yourself for maximum saleswholesale, not getting fleeced by the fancy chefsconstruction skillswelding for womentaking dorky business classes/grown up decisions
christianity+ farmingbranding, logo, tweetersSlaughterhouse woeskinshipliving in a small town for the first time/country mannersold timers with mashines save the dayintergenerational transferwolves/bears/predationgrainsdenied credit, eligible for creditGetting money from uncle samFarm-based businessUsing excel.quicken, bookkeepingSalvage and scavengeLocal PoliticsNon-profiteeringINter-generational transfertools, marvelous toolsdumpsters, marvelous dumpstersFarming is political. Farming is democracy.dating for dairy-girlsfamily supportfree choice CSA+ other adventuresI have a back-ache/ overcoming back-achefarm shock, aculturating to the culture of agricultureinstitutions ( farm bureau, grange, farmers union)- theory and practicepunk farming- theory and practice-this food is not for sale- choosing self sufficiency over commerical farmingEconomies of scale– for reals. Bigger for a reason.Collaboration makes it happenLand trusts/vista fetish/stand in line for easements/salvation in paperworkon living a low status lifestyleBIG beef/poultry contract farmers suck and get all the subsidized credit to build factoriesbikes on farmswestward migration. Yankee learns to farm in Calilandlord is awesome, landlord is dragholistic management changed my lifeheritage breeds . yes yes yes
DROP DEAD DEADLINE MARCH 12th MIDNIGHT