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We’ve Moved – New Post Up

A few of our subscribers here haven’t made the move to our new blog site. There’s a new post up today! Don’t miss it; http://www.cammather.com/uncategorized/big-hard-sun-and-life-way-off-the-grid And while you are there, be sure to subscribe!

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Not Thriving, but Surviving Challenging Times

Just a reminder that this blog has moved to; http://www.cammather.com There is a new post up today at http://www.cammather.com/current-events/not-thriving-but-surviving-challenging-times If you want to continue to receive notifications of new posts, please be sure to subscribe at http://www.cammather.com. This is the 3rd and final notification that you will receive about this move.

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Winter Solstice at Sunflower Farm

By Cam Mather Remember when you were a kid and your friends would come over to your place after Christmas and you’d show them all the neat new stuff you got, like the BB Gun or the Lego set? (Note that there was no mention of socks or sweaters in this memory.) Well, consider this …

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Trying to Earn a Living While Living in the Country

By Cam Mather Sometimes I write articles for the local paper that’s published every second month. It’s a great little newspaper/magazine but my most recent article elicited a tactful “please stop promoting your business(es) in your articles” from the editor and publisher. And herein lies the great, eternal country living/homesteading dilemma… how do you earn …

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Prepping for Hurricane Sandy

By Cam Mather After watching the news cycle as Hurricane Sandy ‘aka Superstorm’ approached, it was tempting to be smug about making preparations. But I won’t be. My system is still pretty technology dependent to ever be too cocky. I generally do have ‘back up’ strategies in place in case the whole inverter/well pump/satellite internet …

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The All-In-One Independent Living/Preparation/Homesteading Workshop

By Cam Mather On October 20th we will be hosting the “The Living Sustainably and Independently, Ready for Rough Times, Hands-On, Solar-Powered, All You Can Grow Workshop” again here at Sunflower Farm. I think the workshop gets better each year. Every year we take more steps towards independence and self-sufficiency and so we have more …

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Back to the Future – Freezing Zero-Carbon Corn

By Cam Mather North Americans just have no idea how much energy goes into getting food on our plates. If we did, we’d all walk around in a big grateful daze saying “Thank you farmers, thank you Jolly Green Giant, thank you cheap energy….” and never get anything done. I used the “Back to the …

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The Great Sunflower Farm Food Experiment

By Cam Mather Ever notice how everything gets blown out of proportion these days? Everything has to be a big deal. You can’t just cycle across the country like people did 20 years ago, now you’ve got to come up with a cause, and a slogan, and a Mission Statement, and at the very least, …

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Zombieland Comes to Sunflower Farm

By Cam Mather I HATE JULY! I hate summer! I HATE HEAT WAVES! I hate droughts! I LOATHE CLIMATE CHANGE! After 8 weeks of brutal heat without a drop of rain my brain is feeling fried so I’ve written a rant. I’ll qualify it by saying that this post was written by a sleep-deprived, exhausted, …

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“Twittering” My Day Away at Sunflower Farm

By Cam Mather I’ve ranted on in the past about how much I question the concept of Twitter. Really, who is so interesting that anyone would want to know the minutiae of their lives every 10 minutes? No one is that interesting! Katy Perry? Nope. John Stewart? Well maybe, but it would be disappointing to …

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