1. Chicken Swap and Food Thoughts


    October 19, 2014 by Mark Oliver Howes


    I got a wild idea last night.  I figured I’d take the kids to the last chicken swap of the …
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  2. The Knives We Use


    October 11, 2014 by Mark Oliver Howes

    mora knife review

    I thought I had covered the cutlery we use for harvesting in a previous blog post, but in looking through …
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  3. Rabbit Genetics


    September 26, 2014 by Mark Oliver Howes


    I’ve been reading a lot of Joel Salatin.  I started out with Folks, This Ain’t Normal, followed by You Can …
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  4. On Pseudonyms


    September 19, 2014 by Mark Oliver Howes


    pseu·do·nym/ˈso͞odn-im/ noun a fictitious name, especially one used by an author. For those of you that haven’t been reading long, …
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  5. Snow and Mulch, Free of Charge


    September 12, 2014 by Mark Oliver Howes

    chipped trees for mulch

    As I write this, I am sitting beside the first fire of the season.  The temperature went down to 29 …
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  6. Santa Lucia, Labor Day 2014


    September 6, 2014 by Mark Oliver Howes


      Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum, Mike Oscar Hotel

  7. The Dilemmas of Small Farming


    August 30, 2014 by Mark Oliver Howes

    chickens eating compost

    Unlike last year, we’ve had many successes here on the HHA (Happy Half Acre) this year.  The rabbits are growing …
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