The Definitive Agriculture/Permaculture Thread

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grass fed beef

I have discussed elsewhere on this blog a discussion I once had with Guy McPherson.  I had seen statements from him railing against Allan Savory and the idea of raising beef in the US.  I tried to clarify his dislike of beef, and more specifically why he dislikes Allan Savory so much.  His answer was a little confused, but generally came down to the damage he imagines cattle inflict on rangeland despite the various methods of rotational grazing.  I then asked him about Joel Salatin's methods, which he apparently approves of, but still has the reservation that Salatin is raising beef.  Now, how he distinguishes between Salatin and Savory is not clear to me, although I am far from an expert on this issue.

This is an interesting topic to me, as I have considered raising a steer at a time to fill our own freezer.


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Life Experience

I need to comment more here in the ag threads....

Anyway....this is my fifth or six year gardening....each year I make a more intensive effort to plant things which will last longer into the winter.  Beans and Squash for example.

Well....last year I was a little lazy and left some of my parsnips in the ground.  I was happy to dig them out this weekend.  I'd heard "old timers" did this a lot...but I still have several in the ground that I will harvest over the next couple of weeks!



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