Author: Lee Bartnik

How to: WCAP KNF

Korean Natural Farming (KNF) is a trade with many acronyms. LAB, FPJ, WCA, WCAP, IMO… it goes on. Most of them are based in some kind of fermentation process, with the basic principle of...

Decisions of the Heart

We sat solemnly and silently around our meeting table in the Workshop. Nobody wanted to start the uncomfortable conversation. The speakered phone sat silently in the middle of the table. A few more seconds...

Dexters, I guess

Well, we’ve finally got some cows. Dexters, I guess. At long last, and much mental and physical effort on Asher’s part, our fence is pulsing, and the cows are home. They don’t really seem...

Setbacks and Opportunities

We’ve had a couple of setbacks thus far this spring. Our first planted plot of carrots seems to be especially slow in germinating. There’s a few poking through the soil in spots, but given...

The Ask

Saturday morning, I was riding bike downtown, and saw a sign. Donuts –>. Having just spent a bunch of money at the farmers market, I figured I was on a roll and took a quick...

Carrot Technique

Friday morning I was farming with Ed. We walked the dogs, fed the pigs, tended the cats and ducks, and took a look at our Battle Board- the massive, 8’x4’ white board we’re employing...

The Furrow

On Monday, Polly and I furrowed. That’s it. I got there early, straightened out some tarps blown by Sunday’s brutal blasting wind, and then we just furrowed. Hands and knees all day, crawling bed...

Hay Day

It was Thursday morning, and David and I were getting our large hay wagon hooked up to our mammoth F-350 for a hay run. Trying to, at least. The wagon itself was in fine...