Our next manager

February 20, 2023

After a long series of Stephen’s blogs about climate and agriculture, it’s refreshing to have some actual farm news in this section. As of May 1 2023, Graeme Stewart, our guide, philosopher and friend for almost nineteen years, will finally be able to take real retirement.  Graeme can’t be replaced. He is unique. We are [...]

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Book review: Apocalypse Never

March 16, 2021

 Review by Stephen Shafer of  Apocalypse never:  why environmental alarmism hurts us all by Michael Shellenberger   New York, Harper 2020      Michael Shellenberger can’t be dismissed as a standard-issue climate change denier.  He acknowledges scientific evidence that average global surface air temperature is going up.    He recognizes that fossil fuels under human control have had, [...]

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Why Agriculture Needs and Merits Financial Help from Carbon Fee Revenues

January 18, 2018

                                        photo Memories of the Dust Bowl      Pinterest  90deffe52297bcda9b2cfa8277288516   The  seventh   essay in a series on how American agriculture can  thrive in  a strenuous good-faith effort to halt global warming.  The  first six,   earliest first, are these: 1.   What-is-a-carbon-footprint  2.    [...]

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Sue Stewart

May 2, 2016

                                                                  Sue Stewart died March 13, 2016  after  a long illness.  Sue was a good friend to us, to children, and to all animals in her care,  as well as being a devoted wife to Graeme.       We remember her joy in taking care of animals, whether working at Rhinebeck Animal Hospital, as [...]

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