Grá den Talún Farm News

How to single-handedly change the world

I just finished the book “Dark Age Ahead” by Jane Jacobs, and it’s provoked quite a bit of thought in me since then. The author seems to specialize...

merino wool and rock tripe

merino wool and rock tripe
I said once, that to be in one place (at a point in time), is to not be in an infinite number of places, and times, minus one. The significance of ...

A spikehorn in the woods

A spikehorn in the woods
Sinuous patterns found in the satellite maps...fractals of human behavior. Highland Clearances, Irish Famine (or Holocaust, if you see the shipping...

Heirloom corn growing and processing

I sold heirloom corn for the first time at Bethlehem, Connecticut this year and I was pleased to see the enthusiasm for it! This is an info-post fo...

Acorn gathering, druids, and oaks

Acorn gathering, druids, and oaks
And now for something completely different- it’s what the old timers call a “good mast year”- meaning the nut crop is heavy. Not surprising as the ...

Lúnasa

Lúnasa
Lúnasa is one of the eight holidays that formed the “spokes” on the wheel of the year, four of them being the summer and winter solstices (longest and shortest days of the year) and spring and autumn equinoxes (length of daylight being the same as length of night), and four holidays that land just about between these. Lúnasa is roughly six weeks after we experience summer solstice, where long days propel heavy crop growth, and six weeks before we hit the autumn equinox, where the length of day will be so short that many overwintering plants (and animals) will be getting daylength triggers to put on weight and prepare to survive the darkness and cold.

Heirloom corn

Heirloom corn
Being in and amongst small scale, organic, or otherwise not-conventional farmers, I hear corn (maize) get a bad rap all the time. The American indu...

Cabin Fever March Presale

Cabin Fever March Presale
Spring pre-sale for the month of March - email subscribers, use the sale code I sent in the email for maximum savings- others, use " GDTpresale " as a code during checkout for 5% off your order.

A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods
  Walks in the woods are a chance to reflect in my downtime. I rarely have the time or energy in large parts of spring, summer, or fall. I feel li...

Brehon Law, Kunstler, and land use

Brehon Law, Kunstler, and land use
Brehon Law, James Howard Kunstler, and land use

Sold out for the season!

Hi folks! We are officially sold out for 2018, thanks for a great season! I'm busy as heck getting the 2019 crop in the ground as we speak- lots of...

Hypothesis for the role of natural selection of hardneck and softneck garlic types

Hypothesis for the role of natural selection of hardneck and softneck garlic types
The season is progressing, and I wanted to share some speculative insights that I had this season. I’ve been reflecting on how and why softnecks (A...