Of Interest

October 12, 2020 Of Interest

The End of Food Allergy

Allergies, particularly food allergies, range from annoying to life threatening. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I spend a good portion of my time considering the ways to manage Coal Creek Farm in environmentally friendly and healthy ways. Invasive species, infestations, and pestilence among other challenges. I have to choose from the management […]

September 24, 2020 Of Interest

Stained Glass Window Design in German Abbey

This is a beautiful story about art history, religion and getting along. A German abbey hired legend Gerhard Richter to design new stain glass windows for the abbey. Stain glass is a very old art form and combining it with a contemporary legend’s design was bound to result in a beautiful, inspiring religious experience. It […]

September 17, 2020 Of Interest

Artists During COVID

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing about art during COVID. No less a genius than Andrew Lloyd Wright has urged England’s government that the arts are “at a point of no return” as urged them to allow theaters to reopen. Actors and directors and all that work with them want to return safely. And, we […]

September 10, 2020 Of Interest

What is ecotourism?

At our Cumberland Plateau farm we have dual goals of profitability and environmental restoration. We’ve been working with the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to restore native landscapes including savannahs. We believe that the restoration of habitat will bring native wildlife, enhancing the value of our property. As it turns out, the Chinese are also trying to […]

August 27, 2020 Of Interest

Florida Python Removal

Florida has had a python problem for years. The huge reptiles are a threat to native species throughout the Everglades… Government agencies have tried various means to control and even reduce the population, with varying degrees of success. Now, they’ve hit a milestone. As of August, they have overseen the removal of 5000 pythons. Read […]

August 25, 2020 Of Interest

Great White Shark Breach in South Africa

I spend a good deal of my time exploring nature, researching and cultivating it. I share the wildlife and plant life on my Cumberland Plateau farm and the farming techniques we deploy to enhance native vegetation and wildlife. But today, I need to share this. This massive great white shark leapt 15 feet in the […]