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“Wastage of soil & moisture…on farm..& forests…a menace to the national welfare”

My great grandfather lived in this house called Gravel Hill. I guess they built it. They grew cotton — like lots of people in the South, owners, hands, gin operators, truck drivers, seedsmen, manure spreaders…… Cotton is a heavy feeder. That means, it pulls tons of minerals from the soil. It takes so much, that… Read More

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What’s the difference between Preservation & Conservation (on a Mountain Reservation)

Tom and I had the pleasure of going to this amazing, formerly private estate that’s been set up as a botanical garden.  Elegant. Sublime.   Designed with the spirit of the place.  Fit into nature, Southern Highland Reserve is open once a month but you could see it on Nov. 12 for their very cool sounding… Read More

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Bare Root Pecan

Thanks for Planting Pecan Trees

Dusk and a light rain.  I’m on Sunday rounds, checking out weekend work; what got planted, moved, nailed, or tuned-up over the weekend of work.  Someone left a beer in the cooler; still cold enough so I’ll sit and observe from a chair and indulge in a breakfast porter. Under my feet, protein. Tasty protein… Read More

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