Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fighting Fear with Traceability and Common Sense

    Fighting Fear with Traceability and Common Sense To follow up on my previous post on food safety is this article by Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food international.

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.10

By Rob Symons, 29 June 2011 Is Organic safe? Early this month an outbreak of food poisoning in Germany hit the headlines. The infectious agent in this case was the bacterium, Escherichia coli (e.coli), allegedly transmitted through fresh produce. This … Continue reading

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It’s hay time, finally!

We have finally been able to cut hay. Normally we cut the grass in late April or early May once the rains cease. This year we have had a 600% increase in our average winter rainfall. As a farmer my … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Lion Heart

Today, our beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Savannah, passed away in her sleep at the age of 13. She has been solid part of Broadleaze Farm since we settled here. I have known and loved many dogs but Savannah stands out as … Continue reading

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Caracal

The Caracals have been active on the farm lately. We have a good population of Guinea Fowl so our ducks and geese appear to have been spared. This is an impressive and beautiful cat. This video shows it’s impressive athletic … Continue reading

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Are we trying to save the planet or ourselves?

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A Solstice Approaches, Unnoticed

This article by James Carroll makes a very salient point, that we are out of touch with nature. He writes about the summer solstice while we southerners experience our winter solstice today.

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Interview on “Great Health Naturally”

Last month Amy of “Great Health Naturally” posted an interview with yours truly on Organic farming. Visit this URL to read : http://ghnnaturalnutritionist.blogspot.com/2011/05/interview-with-organic-farmer-rob.html

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