Give Row Gardening a Chance

Raised-bed gardening is in fashion today,  but I believe they’re overrated.   I’ve planted in rows and in beds, and I think there are myths spread about row gardening that are simply false. The idea in intensive gardening is that building beds with compost gives plants the best soil,  and that intensive gardening reduces weeds between … Read more

Feeding Hens

Hens living on a farm aren’t fed a diet of grain and water.   Birds are “omnivores”, meaning that they eat everything.  On the farm, one of their favorite foods is kitchen scraps.   Mrs.  Michael takes out the leftovers and meat scraps to the hens and they devour them, as you can see in the picture. … Read more

James 5:7

“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”


The bluebird has not been accused, so far as known, of stealing fruit or of preying upon crops. An examination of 855 stomachs showed that 68 per cent of the food consists of insects and their allies, while the other 32 per cent is made up of various vegetable substances, found mostly in stomachs taken … Read more