An Agrarian Take #5: The Outhouse

Today I would like to talk about a past feature of agrarian life: the outhouse. Our ancestors used these, and some of us still have one standing on our property. I have some interesting familial stories to share. Obviously, a place for waste disposal is a fact of life. In early America, this took the … Continue reading An Agrarian Take #5: The Outhouse

Natural Order

“As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths”.---Isaiah 3:12 Today I would like to (relatively) briefly address a very complex topic, that of the natural order of a society. Late last year … Continue reading Natural Order

John Casor, the Inconvenient Truth

Happy New Year GKS readers! Let us start out 2020 with a powerful (but little mentioned) historical fact that changes the *slavery reparations* debate a bit. Who was John Casor? a tobacco field, much like John Casor likely worked John Casor was a Negro indentured servant in early Virginia, likely employed in the tobacco fields. … Continue reading John Casor, the Inconvenient Truth

An Agrarian Take #3: Doc Martin “Work” Boots

This Agrarian Take will be practical, not theoretical. In the summer of 2018, I got a pair of Doc Martin brand works boots for agricultural use. By the beginning of the 2019 garden season, they were rough. Now they are basically trashed. I love Corcoran brand combat boots. Corcorans are well designed, of quality material … Continue reading An Agrarian Take #3: Doc Martin “Work” Boots