Day 22: Geting Closer, Kansas Archery Turkeys!
This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm
This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life
Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America?The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in York County, Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm―and their entire way of life―are under siege. Rising corporate ownership of land and livestock is forcing small farmers to get bigger and bigger, assuming more debt and more risk. At the same time, after nearly a decade of record-high corn and soybean prices, the bottom has dropped out of the markets, making it ever harder for small farmers to shoulder their loans. All the while, the Hammonds are confronted by encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies. Far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events, the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international detente. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores this rapidly changing landscape of small, traditional farming operations, mapping as it unfolds day to day. This Blessed Earth is both a concise explora...
- ASIN: 0393292576
Farm and Feast: Gather Together with Friends and Food (American Girl)
Farm and Feast: Gather Together with Friends and
What is your favorite food? Hamburgers? Cake? Broccoli? Where do you get your food? From a supermarket? A restaurant? A farmers market? In this book, you will craft your way through the food cycle and see how food grown on a farm can be made into a colorful feast for your family and friends. Make a chicken coop, complete with chickens and eggs, so your doll can make a fresh farm breakfast. Build a tractor so your doll can plow, till, and plant seeds in the soil. Create a farmers market stand where your doll can sell her very own fruits, vegetables, and breads. Use the kit's punch-outs to design beautiful plates and platters to serve a crafted feast for your doll's guests. Your doll will love learning how to use homegrown fresh food to throw a fabulous dinner party. Happy farming!
- ASIN: 1683371240