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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...

Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Watch: Cut Pile Video Watch: Cut Pile 2 Watch: Stump Video As the climate changes, our land management challenges change. We only have to look at the raging western wildfires see one kind of change. And, experts tell us that we can expect more because the trees are...

The End of Food Allergy | Sloan Barnett & Dr. Kari Nadeau

The End of Food Allergy | Sloan Barnett & Dr. Kari Nadeau

Eight percent of children in the U.S. have food allergies. It’s a serious and growing food safety and public health concern that impacts babies and young children. My sister Sloan Barnett and Dr. Kari Nadeau have written a book about using immunotherapy as a...

Piney River Tennessean Op-Ed

Piney River Tennessean Op-Ed

I love my Cumberland Plateau farm, but I love the entire area, as well. I’ve worked to get wild places protected. I was not alone, of course. There are environmentalists, neighbors, political leaders and plenty of others helping. It’s about the environment. It’s about...

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