All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming

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Gene Logsdon believes pastoral farming is the solution for a stressed agricultural system. In All Flesh Is Grass, he explains historically effective practices and new techniques that have blossomed in recent years. Logsdon's profiles of successful grass farmers offer inspiration and ideas. His narrative is enriched by his experience as a "contrary farmer" on his own artisan-scale farm. The culmination of a lifetime's experience, this book is vital for owners of small acreages, home food producers, and sustainable...
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Overview

Gene Logsdon believes pastoral farming is the solution for a stressed agricultural system. In All Flesh Is Grass, he explains historically effective practices and new techniques that have blossomed in recent years. Logsdon's profiles of successful grass farmers offer inspiration and ideas. His narrative is enriched by his experience as a "contrary farmer" on his own artisan-scale farm. The culmination of a lifetime's experience, this book is vital for owners of small acreages, home food producers, and sustainable commercial farmers.
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Logsdon (The Contrary Farmer) mixes philosophy, opinion, farming specifics, and practical advice in this provocative look at the age-old practice of grassland, or pasture, farming. The author describes this method-in which cattle, sheep, and other livestock are managed in paddocks (plots) of bluegrass, clover, alfalfa, and other mixes of grasses and legumes-and even discusses pasturing horses, mules, and donkeys, a healthy alternative to the common small, manure-filled shed with a barren dirt lot. Logsdon relates experiences from his small Ohio farm and tells the stories of other successful grass-farming operations. For urban refugees in the country, he stresses the ease with which pasture farming can be accomplished on a small acreage with only a few animals and demonstrates how well it fits in with traditional gardening and lawn care. Recommended for public and academic libraries where there is an interest in back-to-the-land books.-William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"In an era of growing concerns about our food, Gene Logsdon offers a practical way to steer American agriculture in a direction that ensures a livelihood for family farmers, takes care of the land, and provides fresh, healthy food for all. Over the years, industrial farming methods and grain-based livestock operations have led to the decline of family farm agriculture. All Flesh is Grass is a how-to manifesto for family farmers and food activists alike committed to taking back control of our food and farms."—Willie Nelson, President and Founder, Farm Aid

"All Flesh is Grass explains the immense benefits of taking our livestock out of the feedlots and raising them in a natural setting on their native diets. It's all there: the history, the politics, the practices, and the passion."—Jo Robinson, creator of www.eatwild.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804010696
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 351,628
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Logsdon is the author of more than twenty books on farming and rural life. He and his wife, Carol, live near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
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Table of Contents

1 Pasture farming, the newest and oldest agriculture 1
2 How I came to pasture farming 21
3 Some commercial grass farms 37
4 A pasture garden 53
5 Good fences still make good neighbors 60
6 Water in every paddock 74
7 Pasturing horses, mules, and donkeys 84
8 Sheep on pasture 90
9 Milk and beef from pasture cows 108
10 The rising farm interest in goats 118
11 Root, hog, or die 123
12 Chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys love to graze 133
13 Bluegrass, ryegrass, and white clover 147
14 Alfalfa, red clover, and ladino clover 155
15 Legumes of regional importance 168
16 Other noteworthy pasture grasses 174
17 Grains for grazing 189
18 Other plants with pasture potential 203
19 Weeds - the good, the bad, and the beautiful 209
20 Making hay and silage 226
21 Trees in the pasture 236
22 A walk on the wild side 245
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