Wild Origins: How The History Of Goats And Sheep Shaped The World

Goats are one of the oldest domesticated livestock on planet earth.  Goats adapted from the wild bezoar ibex Capra aegargus in western Asia.  It was native to Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Russia and Turkey.  The archaeological evidence traces goat domestication as far back as 10,500 years Before Present and DNA evidence suggests 10,000…

TruGrit – Farming And The Millennial Foodie Movement

The Websters dictionary defines grit as abrasive stone particles, basically.  However, I am not interested in that definition.  I am interested in the second definition – firmness of mind or spirit :  unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. I have done extensive research into the back to the land movement and changing…

My Cover Story Article Can Be Read In Jan/Feb. Addition of Countryside Magazine

I am pleased to share the cover of Countryside Magazine’s Jan/Feb. 2017 addition where I wrote the cover story Igniting The American Homesteading Dream and a follow on case study of a New York State local farm, an interview with the NY Agriculture Commissioner and more.  The research I have done on the millennial movement…