July 18, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
I once saw this Dos Equis beer advertisement on a billboard in South Florida back in 2009 that had a picture of the sappy “most interesting man in the world” holding a bottle of Dos Equis and a quote posted next to it that read, “INTEGRITY: What you do when no one is looking!” To this day I remember that advertisement and it rings loud and clear with how we run our farm. Here at Nature’s Roots Farm we have nothing to hide in how we raise our livestock and produce our food. Integral Transparency not only includes what we do when no one is looking but sharing and communicating the struggles along with our successes with how we do and what we do. This past week was a pretty stressful week. We added the egg mobile into production here on the farm and just trying to figure out where and how it fit into the flow of things took a toll on everyone. But after a couple of days and trial and error, we got it down pretty good and found its place in our day.
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July 12, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
In my line of business, I get to spend a lot of time in the woods working here on the farm. I value this time as meditation time and get to appreciate what I participate in on a daily basis, caring for the land and forest to create a regenerative ecosystem to support our soils, plants, animals, our wildlife, ourselves, and our patrons. Lately, I have been meditating on what kind of footprint I am leaving in this lifetime. Am I creating a footprint that costs a great deal on Nature or am I leaving a footprint that will benefit future generations to come?
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July 5, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Planning and observation never ceases in any farming enterprise. We spent a solid year planning and observing this property before making any monetary investments so that we could have some sort of an idea where to begin without spending a ton of money. We are still in the observation phase of our water project. There are so many moving parts when it comes to harvesting rain water and tapping into the water cycle to create a regenerating flow of usable water on the farm. Although every small piece is a part of the whole, it's important to be able to recognize both big picture and as many of the small details as possible when tackling a big project like harvesting water or managing a woodlot.
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