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Gratitude for Place

By Hannah Curcio “You can’t listen to the Thanksgiving Address without feeling wealthy. And, while expressing gratitude seems innocent enough, it is a revolutionary idea. In a consumer society, contentment is a radical proposition. Recognizing abundance rather than scarcity undermines an economy that thrives by meeting unmet desires. Gratitude cultivates an ethic of fullness, but

Dock: A villain or a hero?

By Abbey Smith How to make dock seed flour Mother’s Day a few years ago Spencer and Maezy helped me haul literally truck loads of dock out of my new garden plot. I had covered the soil with manure the year before (which likely contained dock seeds), and the conditions in the soil apparently were

pastured pork, bacon, Surprise Valley

The Reality of Local Food

By Leah Larsen The reality of local food year is setting in. We are not eating 100% local food and it is not because of availability. Our cool room is filled with winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, onions, leeks, and apples. We have goat milk from our mama goat Melina and we are regularly making cheese.

RANCHING AND HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT VIDEO SERIES: EPISODE 5

Spencer discusses the benefits of E.O.V. with guests Andrea Malmberg and Dallas Hall Defrees. Today we’re going to be talking about EOV. EOV is the scientifically robust monitoring protocol that captures ecosystem function in an easy to collect and transfer form. EOV looks not just at overall carbon sequestration, but aggregate stability in soil, water holding capacity infiltration rate, and then

Isidora’s Visit

We hear from our latest guest, Isidora Molina, on her stay at the Jefferson Hub! Isidora and her family wanted to have a family adventure, improve their English, and experience life on a ranch, so we were so excited to have them come out and visit. We did lots of things including moving cows, building