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My Black Olive Bonsai Tree

  I purchased this Black Olive Bonsai tree during COVID in South Florida. When I couldn’t find the wire that I wanted, I bought these fish weights on eBay. It’s been a very helpful tool and they are reusable! It’s a little more hands-on than wire and I have to...

New York Times Highlights Species Diversity

New York Times Highlights Species Diversity

Take a look at this map. Go to the second letter N in the state of TN and look at the bright red coloration a bit to the left. That is the location of my farm, Coal Creek. I am thrilled the New York Times has run this story on the front page, highlighting the...

Ecotourism and Saving the Piney River

My working farm on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee is one of my passions. Another is paddling the region’s rivers. Because of that I have, for years, worked with other landowners, the government, non-profits and environmentalists to ensure the preservation of...

The Environment and the Economy Can Help Each Other Out

The Environment and the Economy Can Help Each Other Out

I love my farm, and I love being the steward of beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife, and especially the new species we’ve found of both plants and animals. We’ve had many management challenges like spraying poison on bugs to save trees or another less effective...

Grasshopper Species

Grasshopper Species

Thanks for your interest in the mushrooms we found on Coal Creek Farm. It’s been a dry spring, so the mushrooms are “resting” but the bugs are alive and buzzing. We’ve had researchers on property cataloging the bugs. It’s fascinating to watch them work. I wrote a...

Longhorn Bulls | Beginning Farmer

Longhorn Bulls | Beginning Farmer

I love my cows. Over the years I’ve learned how they can be part of a vibrant ecosystem and play a role in it! Yes, a vibrant ecosystem. For Beginning Farmer Magazine I’ve written about making sure they have water and how my Longhorns will graze in burned areas...

AWRA Presentation

AWRA Presentation

When we invested in Florida’s Lake Point Restoration we had two goals: aggregate mining and water. We spent years gaining the approvals, moving through the public hearings and processes, establishing partnerships with Martin County and the South Florida Water...

Gravel on Farm Roads

Gravel on Farm Roads

I have a lot of interests. Art. Reading. Writing. Mushrooms. Birds. There is a lot more. I am a life-long learner and one of the things I’ve learned in managing a working farm is that it’s one thing to build a road and another to maintain it. In this article for...

Actual Dads | Beatriz Lindemann

Actual Dads | Beatriz Lindemann

I have four kids and I’m proud of them all. Each has unique gifts and challenges! Today I am especially proud to share a story by my beautiful daughter Beatriz Lindemann. For a child to be raised by two dads and no mom presents unexpected challenges. In this story...

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