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Settlers and Indians

testingSettlers and Indians

Little boys don’t play “Settlers and Indians” quite as often as they play “Cowboys and Indians.” Do you think it’s because the settlers died at a 60% rate within months of arrival? Kinda ruins the fun – for the game and the reality. And since we’re talking about reality, will there come a time when […]

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Do You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

testingDo You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

A crop will tap nutrients from the soil, therefore it can’t be planted in the same field two years in a row. In fact, it’s on a three-year cycle. In North Carolina, many farms rotate between tobacco, soybeans, and cotton. I wonder if they grow all three simultaneously on different fields to diversify against the […]

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Kentucky was my first encounter with corn.

testingKentucky was my first encounter with corn.

Wait, let me clarify. With corn fields, specifically. And to call them a “field” really is an understatement. They’re more like corn…territories. Corn, corn, corn, grocery store, corn, corn, corn. And even with all the tales of woe wrought by Monsanto, these corn fields were magnificent. The details of the plants; the strength of the […]

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