Farming, Health, and Long Life – Lessons from the Eagle

By Myron Horst 2007 Several months ago we realized that we need to learn more about farming and health. Yes, pasture raised meats are important, and organic is important, but they are only two pieces of the pie, not the whole pie or the whole picture. We asked God again to teach us how to farm and from then to now has been an intense learning time. I feel like I am being catapulted along faster than my little brain can absorb everything. One of the things we learned was…

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Greasy Pastures

By Myron Horst   August 2009 As I looked at the old agriculture book, I found a comment about greasy pastures being the ideal. I had never heard of greasy pastures before. Why would anyone want greasy or oily pastures? Why would the best agricultural book, the Bible, say that greasy pastures were ideal? I had never heard of greasy pastures in all that I had ever read or heard about grass based farming. Does grass have oil in it? Yes, it does. As I researched into the oil in grass,…

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An Incredible Substance – Raw Milk

Raw milk is a much more valuable substance than what most people realize. Everything that we have fed it to has become more healthy. When our children were growing up, we consumed about 7 to 10 gallons of the stuff a week. The yogurt that we make with it is usually mild and not very tart. We noticed a difference in our children’s health one winter when our cow was not producing milk. The children had more sickness, colds, etc. than they had other years when our cows were producing…

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Farming Based on the Word of God

In Isaiah 28 God says that He teaches the farmer how to farm. Therefore, Christians should be the ones with the answers, and the best methods on how to farm. However, today many Christian farmers do not have the answers and are not using the best methods because they are not going to God to learn how to farm but rather have gone to non-Christians. The secular corporate business world and the state universities have dismissed God from the farming picture. While the methods of the secular mindset are appearing…

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To Plow or Not to Plow, That is the Question!

By Myron Horst Note: Whether you garden or farm or not, I believe that you will find this article interesting. The subject “To plow or not to plow” is a much more important subject than what most of us realize. There is a surprising conclusion. In farming and in gardening there are opposing voices, those saying that the ground should not be plowed or tilled and others saying that the soil should be plowed. Both methods appear to work, but which one is the best? One of the challenges in…

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