agrarianism

Something’s Fishy–But Not Very–At Dinnertime

tilapia July 23, 2014
Ingham County, MI As darkness falls upon what a friend of mine charitably calls “Jack-Ass Acres,” and as the promise of rain comes with the moving clouds at the end of one of the few really warm days we’ve had…
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Dispatches from the Barn Jester and Purveyor of Haufenmist

horse-manure-bruce-ritchie June 17, 2014
Be worthy of your place.
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Settlement (at Last) at Dumb-Ass Acres

morel May 14, 2014
It’s tough being a good Christian these days.
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Allen Tate, Flannery O’Connor, Michael Sandel on Money, and More

November 15, 2013
Allen Tate’s Stand, Flannery O’Connor’s Southern Catholicism, Michael Sandel on the Limits of Money, Voegelin on Gnosticism, Burke on Law and Morality, a Paleo-Libertarian Critique of Statism, Nietzsche and Natural Law . . .  Anamnesis Journal has just…
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Anti-Federalists, Custom, Calhoun, Natural Law, and More

October 30, 2013
The Anti-Federalist Constitution, Freedom & Civility or Why Custom Is as (or More) Important than Law, John C. Calhoun and the Constitution, Defining the American Political Tradition, Nomocracy in the Bible, a Moderate Approach to the Relationship Between Natural and
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Repatriation Ain’t Easy

hornbek-homestead October 30, 2013
Freddie Mac wants me to drop my pants.
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Luck’s a Chance, But Trouble’s Sure Redux

earth-day-urban-farming-chicago_51626_600x450 October 2, 2013
I have bad news.
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History as Parable

Fur_traders_in_canada_1777 September 18, 2013
History is never merely history.
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On the Right Side of Progress–Or the Left

Tree 1 August 14, 2013
My road isn’t wide enough for people who don’t live on it.
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EZ2BGRN

2009_toyota_prius-pic-3163 August 7, 2013
We need only tweak it.
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Abbeville Institute Summer School: “Understanding the South and the Southern Tradition.”

April 30, 2013
Many FPR readers may be interested in attending the Abbeville Institute’s Eleventh Annual Summer School: “Understanding the South and the Southern Tradition.” It will be held at St. Christopher Conference Center, Seabrook Island, South Carolina, July 21-26, 2013. Abbeville describes the event…
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Elegy For An Outhouse

OuthouseDrawing April 23, 2013
Wherein the Barn Jester, having stepped in it, encounters an unexpected trial.
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How to Write History and Practice Bourbon Politics

Carson April 17, 2013
But as a gesture of good faith he agreed to limit himself to a quart a day.
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History is Bunk

Fur_traders_in_canada_1777 March 19, 2013
Serious bunkitude, dude.
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As If The Story of a House Were Told

imagesCAVY7YRS August 28, 2012
... or ever could be.
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The Writer as Yente

imagesCAVABR2C August 21, 2012
Friends sit shoulder to shoulder.
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