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"It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents - who have the laws on their side - and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them."

The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) 

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Posted 7/7/2012 1:23pm by Scott.

"The dairy industry claims that the only nutrient significantly affected by pasteurization is vitamin C."

"advocates for raw milk have pointed out that the quantity of vitamin C destroyed in milk (by pasteurization) is greater than the amount (of vitamin C) in the entire U.S. citrus crop."

The Untold Story of Milk Ron Schmid, ND New Trends Publishing 2009 p.108

Posted 7/7/2012 1:11pm by Scott.

"Although the Logos is common to all, we live as if by our own wisdom"

 

"The way up and the way down are the same"

 

"Everything changes, nothing remains the same"

Posted 6/10/2012 7:38pm by Scott.

I know, I know, everybody says biodynamic is like witchcraft, hocus-pocus, magic...

But I aspire to be biodynamic.

The whole "organic" thing is faulty. The USDA says you can have organic & non-organic crops right next to each other. Crazy!

And they want me to certify and pay for the certification of each individual product...

It's all about marketing. 

Ie. organic eggs bring a good price, so one can produce those, but corn already gets a good price and a subsidy, so one can grow it inexpensively with GMO seeds and herbicides and pesticides and chemical fertilizers; and all on the same farm.

Even if you could completely segregate your chickens from your corn, why would you if your interest is producing nutritious food? Why grow food and also poison sold as food?

Ridiculous! 

Why not just certify the whole cotton pickin farm as organic? Like its this oasis in the middle of catastrophe.

Biodynamic requires that not only the whole farm be organic, but that all outside inputs be minimal.

In other words its about "shepherding" the environment I hold as a farmer, and not about trying to pull in what I cannot control from outside. 

Here's a quote from Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, M.D. (From the Preface of Agriculture Course, the Birth of the Biodynamic Method:

" Nutrition as it is today does not supply the strength necessary for manifesting the spirit in physical life. A bridge can no longer be built from thinking to will and action. Food plants no longer contain the forces people need for this."  (EP 1958)

We must learn again to produce foods that sustain our bodies and spirits.


Posted 6/10/2012 5:27pm by Scott.

If you do nothing else this month for your health, buy or read this months cover story in Scientific American magazine (I spotted the copy I bought at my local Ingles grocery store). 

It's entitled:

"Your Inner Ecosystem - In your body, bacteria outnumber your own cells 10 to 1. Who's in control?"

If you ever needed a reason to eat antibiotic free, hormone free, pesticide free, herbicide free, non-GMO, organic, enzyme rich food; this article spells it out.

You are not alone. You are a community, a living network of creatures.

"There are many rooms in my Father's house" (John 14: 2a)

Posted 6/10/2012 5:05pm by Scott.

We've been busy here at Glen Cora. New house & processing facility. More critters, more paddocks, more products. And lots of study.

I've so much to share that I've let getting it ordered, get in the way of sharing. So, I'm just going to tell it all & let you put it in order.

My interests are Biodynanmic farming, raw food (especially milk), and nutrition. 

Here goes:

Posted 3/30/2011 4:59pm by Scott.

Hope we see you at Yorkmont Saturday!

We will have these products:

Organic Soy Free Eggs
Pasture Raised Lamb
Rabbit
Organic Parsley

Thanks for your interest,
Scott

We're there 8 am to 12 noon. 
Posted 9/12/2010 5:57pm by Scott.

Sustainability & Stewardship

 These are most strongly and clearly illustrated in the parable of the vineyard.

 The husbandmen imagined that the vineyard in which they were sent to work for their Master was their own, that all that was in it was for them, and that their business was to enjoy life in this vineyard, forgetting the Master and killing all those who reminded them of His existence.

 We have made up our minds that we live only for our own enjoyment, and of course things go ill with us...

 “Seek ye first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

 But we seek for “all these things” and say, “To hell with His kingdom!”

 paraphrased from Leo Tolstoy, The Resurrection, chapter 28 (1899)

Posted 7/1/2010 6:38pm by Scott.
Posted 6/20/2010 5:30pm by Scott.

"using agricultural pesticides is more dangerous than atomic fallout."

 

Jerome Weisner - a science counselor to President John F. Kennedy, May 1963

Posted 6/20/2010 5:10pm by Scott.

"Weeds and insects - and bacterial and fungal attacks - all point to the degree of degeneration in the soil. Although everything in eco-agriculture is connected to everything else, the whole fabric of interrelatedness is too complicated to permit straight-line connections (cause and effect) very often. Nevertheless we can offer a few notes. 

Fungi involved with plants during the past 15 million years were designed to take down plants that did not deserve to make seed. Such plants do not live up to the Creator's plan, so they must go. Insects and fungi are the first steps in taking, say, the wheat plant back into the decomposition cycle. If, indeed, insects went after the strongest, most thriving individuals, then there wouldn't be any strong seed - the worst possible natural selection. As it is, insects would rather die of starvation than eat plants grown in a healthy field."

 

An Acres USA Primer, Charles Walters Jr, and C.J. Fenzau 1979

 

Are you eating food grown in a healthy field?

Draw your own conclusions...