Submitted by Cara Cummings on Tue, 02/25/2014 – 9:47am Cathe Capel, owner of Seven Sisters Farm in Sidney Illinois, is a 2009 Central Illinois Farm Beginnings (CIFB) graduate. But that was only the beginning of her relationship with The Land Connection. She has also been a mentor, a board member, CIFB facilitator (for the third […]
Farmer Cathe Capel discusses the challenges of operating a small sheep farmer and problems facing American agriculture.
Submitted by Cara Cummings on Tue, 08/25/2015 – 8:16am Farming is inherently beautiful. The reorganization of soil, water, and sunlight into a rainbow of colors and all of the architectural combinations that we have not thought of yet, that end up reorganized yet again before they end up on our plates. And then there are […]
Submitted by Birgit McCall on Fri, 09/02/2016 – 9:24pm This is the first in what will be an on-going series describing the (mis)adventures my husband and I have on our 5-acre mini-farm. Most people agree that it’s pretty easy to grow your own vegetables (even year round) and other grains, but some might think that […]
Submitted by Birgit McCall on Sat, 10/15/2016 – 2:09pm Some of you are only excited about the coming of winter in the context of a certain HBO series; however, there are others that love sitting by a roaring fire on a cold day. I enjoy both a great deal, and luckily, we have a roaring […]
Submitted by Birgit McCall on Thu, 11/17/2016 – 6:44pm I’d like to welcome all returning (and new prospective) pyromaniacs to the 2nd installment of my blog on how to heat your home with wood. Now that we have kindling out of the way, the next item we need to talk about is firewood. Having a […]