So far, 2013 is the exact opposite of 2012. There were 80F days in March 2012. Fruit trees budded early, grass grew quickly, and gardens were planted way ahead of the normal time. I had cows out on grass April 1, where normally they would have gone out May 1. The early spring was followed [...]
I use a planning system on the farm that was developed initially by Allan Savory, who labeled his method Holistic Resource Management (now is renamed Holistic Management). This method has grown into a international movement, with certified instructors and teachers, books, workbooks, seminars, and other affiliated businesses. The website that one can visit is www.holisticmanagement.org.
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Normally we plan for the next year the year previous, optimally in November. This year, due to many changes in our operation and the economy, the planning process has extended now into February. We are in the process of several changes that will effect our operation significantly. One, we are really contemplating changing our sheep [...]