Goats

Goats

Plate 1. “Silas,” a six-month Nubian / Boer cross, is shown by 16-year old Braden LeMasters of Reeds Spring. “Silas has good loin width, his front chest muscle fits in the palm well, he has a flat straight face and his ears ‘finish’ his face in the way they wrap,” notes LeMasters. “Silas” is walked…

Reisentraube Tomatoes

Reisentraube Tomatoes

Reisentraube Tomatoes by Joshua Heston and Dale Grubaugh. Seeds provided by baker Creek Seeds, Mansfield, Missouri. The red, bright fruit of the Reisentraube — small compared to the mighty Mortgage Lifter or Millionaire varieties — clustered almost like grapes (the name means “Giant Bunch of Grapes” in German) can be plentiful even in dry, hot…

Road to Baker Creek

Farming in the Ozarks

Farming in the Ozarks by Joshua Heston A close, living connection with the land could well be the most important thing we, as a society, can cultivate. And sadly, traditional farming has become some sort of old-timey thing relegated to the distant past while we traipse up and down the superstore aisles looking for food…