This is a monthly overview of all the content coming out of the Southern Exposure Blog, in case you missed it. All photographs thanks to Ira Wallace and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Be sure to subscribe to the SESE blog over there, or check back here at the end of every month for a brief overview […]

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Ira Wallace (one of Acorn’s original founding members whom has been here since the beginning) recently won the 2016 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award and was featured in this mini-documentary: Congratulations, Ira! More links: Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator 2016 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award: Ira Wallace

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Dear Falling Down Shed, We will miss you, friend. You’ve done so much in your long life, and we will always remember you fondly.  Like that one time you used to live near the road and they had to drag you all the way up to your new home, some 50 years ago?  You used to […]

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A few weeks ago, we decided to have a Thursday meeting on the subject of labor. To get it started, I rolled a piece of paper across the entire living room and invited people to write down what kinds of labor we do at Acorn, with a couple categories I put in, and left a […]

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I made a thing which is potentially useful, and since it took me a while to figure out how to do it, I thought I would lay out the steps here so that other people can also make potentially useful things with less effort than it took me. The thing is a Google Map with […]

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Our first three pigs were Wilbur, Gladys and Petunia. Well, there was a fourth one, a runt that came free with Wilbur, but the neighbor’s dog got into the pen and he is no more; c’est la vie, little piglet. These three got quite large, so after we pulled everything out of our gardens, we […]

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Yesterday morning as I was waking up, my boyfriend Ken walked in, opened my window, and told me that it was 65 degrees and that the forecast said it would reach 75.  This is great in terms of having a pleasant afternoon, but not in terms of what it indicates about global warming.Within a few […]

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We have about fifty Austrolorp laying hens and one rooster, Hans.  We just moved them onto a fallow field near the goats today.  The rest of our fields are getting limed and cover-cropped for the winter, so we need to get all the fencing and trellising off them for right now. They’ve been laying eggs […]

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