Archive of
Current & Past
Deliberate Agrarian
Monthly Blogazines

This blog was established on 18 June 2005. I posted essays frequently for almost four years. Then I went to posting a single blog entry on the last day of every month. I figured The Deliberate Agrarian would fade into internet obscurity with the once-a-month format. But, incredibly, the number of people who now read this blog has gone up!

I like to call my new monthly format a "blogazine." I invite you to peruse down through the archived links below and read the current and past issues of The Deliberate Agrarian blogazine....

March 2013—
About my newest book... Maple Syrup 2013... The Steve Solomon Interview...A voice from my past... The rural-urban dichotomy... Question authority... How to always be in easy circumstances.

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February 2013—
Grassroots uprising over the N.Y. gun law... Allan Carlson on the family economy in the 20th century... Coconut in my coffee.

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January 2013—
Freeeeeeeeeeeeeedom! (from wage slavery)... Gun laws... The freest place to live in America... Liberation through self-reliance... Freedom shift... Alternative soda pop.

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December 2012—
My people... The first time the N.Y. Times wrote about me... A Man Called Peter... Peter Marshall on womanhood... Standing Stone honey.

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November 2012—
Dumpster diving to live... A good chainsaw and a great sharpening system... A young entrepreneur and an old entrepreneur... Social Security (are you feeling lucky?)... The crash of 1929... Andrew Jackson hated paper money... The Road to Serfdom... Nodding Wold.

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October 2012—
My grandfather Kimball is honored... How my grandfather Kimball saved my life... Cider-making feedback... Long's horseradish... My political opinion... Wartime Farm... Walter Prescott Webb... Farm almanacs from mummy rags... A moron-proof apple... Tomato espalier 2012.

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September 2012—
Me & Pistol Pete, Wheat-berry chewing gum... Miracles From Agriculture (1960)... Classic American clothespin update... The Intelligent Gardener... My wife the stonemason.

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August 2012—
Bringing a New Idea back to life... Rethinking wheat... What John Fleming said... Landless in an industrial society... George Orwell, agrarian... My mother.

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July 2012—
I'm in tall daisy fleabane... The agrarian mind and the industrial mind... Monumental... Os knows... Garden hoes like they used to make.

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June 2012—
Seven years & plodding... Why food?... Introducing the Whizbang solar pyramids... In praise of garden clamps... Kitchen gadgets.

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May 2012—
Me & Jaxson... American-made clothespin update... I took a vacation (an agrarian vacation).

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April 2012—
It's a boy!... My rocket stove... My clothespin company idea... Leo Sprauer's hop hoe... I like Hugh... Joel Salatin & Wendell Berry... Greek suicide... A Southern perspective on education... My little legacy plan... I'll pay the U.S. debt (I've got the money).

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March 2012—
Rumspringa in the UK... My raspberry surprise.

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February 2012—
Liberty Hyde Bailey's "Peach"... Born Again Dirt
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January 2012—
Month #1 of my blogging sabbatical. I am focusing my efforts into producing The Planet Whizbang Idea Book For Gardeners. But I do post a few nice letters I've received—one of which came from Vanuatu! And Jimmy Fallon reviews my chicken plucker plan book.
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December 2011—
Lifestyle Entrepreneurship... Jim Gerritsen at Occupy Wall Street... General Marion & Sweet Potatoes... My New Book Project... UK Mastercrafts... Dr. Huber on Monsanto... A New Kimball... Pagan Christianity?... 16-Year-Old Builds a House.
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November 2011—
Land Ho!...Deliverance from Debt... Tent City in N.J.... Professor Webb Makes The M.E. News... Is Modern Day Homesteading Only For The Rich?... Occupy The Land!... A Family Bakery... Everyday Religion... Into The Fray... Politically Incorrect Cheese?... The Wisdom of John Ploughman.
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October 2011—
Mrs. Varner's Grape Pie... Making Cider 2011... The End of an Era in Our Family... How to Debone a Chicken... Like Grandfather, Like Grandson... Auctioning My Parents Estate... Stuff Purging...Where Have All The Christian Homesteaders Gone?... A Letter From Kathryn... Land?
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September 2011—

Burying My Parents... Old Sturbridge Village... My Post-Industrial Kitchen Idea... The Wainscot... Agrarian Economics... Family-Based Economics... The Agrarian Urbanist... Wendell Berry on Raising Children... Cidermaking 2011
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August 2011—

Agrarian Nation 2050... Higher Education Scam?... My Advice to the Younger Generation... The Toxic Gasses of Materialism... R.C. on 9/11... In Praise of John Stewart Collis... Excelsior
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July 2011—

One Family's Story... Reflections on the Purpose of Life... One Pastor's Sorry Example... Eating From the Garden in July
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June 2011—

A Eulogy (of sorts) to my stepfather, Richard C. Murphy
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May 2011—

Chaz got married... Boys With Chainsaws... Healthy at 100... Heirloom Pie Crust.
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April 2011—

Jack Whinery's Dimes... Thoughts About an Old Picture... Poverty & Community... Defining Poverty... A Voice From Within the Greek Tragedy... Rosetta Stone of the Agrarian Nation... An Old Solution For High Unemployment... Eleanor Roosevelt and the Subsistence Homestead Program
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March 2011—
Freedom in a jar... Mr. Murphy & The Nuclear Hubris... How I Saved Cortland County From A Nuclear Waste Dump... Potassium Iodide Prudence... God's Order vs The Industrial Order... Agrarian Nation (my new blog)... Great Depression Cooking With Clara... My New/Old Shoulder Yoke... Amish Pioneers in Northern Maine... Eleanor Roosevelt & The New Deal Maternalists
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February 2011—
"Ain't No Sunshine..."  Surviving Off Off-Grid (a book review)... Cereal Revolutions... Planet Whizbang Wheel Hoe... Wing Road Farm... Precepts of Samuel L. Allen... Maple Time... and The Planet Jr. Mystery is Solved!

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January 2011—
It's about food.... Jeffersonian Democracy.... 29 Years Old.... Update on My Book Project.... The New Precious Metal (Nickles & Pre-1882 Pennies).... Mining Copper From Appliances.... Inflation Calculations.... "Oh God, The Pride of Man".... Deliberate Contentment.
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December 2010—
The Premise of Hirelings.... Family Hog Butchering in Pennsylvania.... Charles Nordhoff's Interesting Book.... Teaching Children To Work.... My Story (about rural male role models).... Boys to Men.... The Homeschooling Factor.... John Taylor Gatto on Modern Education.... This is Our Slaughterhouse.... Shaker Faith.... Exploring Folkstreams.... Looking Ahead: 2011.... My Overall Plan For The New Year

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November 2010—
Deliberate Agrarian Haiku Contest Winners....  Thirty Years (of marriage)....  Reflections on The New Agrarian Era....  Inc. Notices The Agrarian Trend....  Tools For The New Agrarian Era....  First Pig....  Shooting Anvils....  Victorian Farm....  Amish Population Explosion....  Virts Family Tradition....  Men Teaching Boys To Be Men
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October 2010—

"Backhoe" James turns 16.... Bow-Shot Buck.... Processing Deer.... Update On The Old Barn Treasure.... Barn In A Barn.... Confessions of a Chicken Murderer.... Food Prices, The Federal Reserve, & Deliberate Inflation.... Farming vs Garden-Scale Living.... How Much Is An Acre?.... The Piggery.... Feeding Hogs In 1910.... What Is Agrarianism?.... From Wage Slave To Freeholder.... Anna's Example.... Potatoes & POWs.... Halum.... Remember The Pilgrims



September 2010—

Amish Education.... I Had A Dream.... Anticipating Chicken Gizzards.... Smokey's Gizzard Recipe.... That Great City Babylon.... Off The Grid Book Review.... The Last American Man Book Review.... Andy Catlett Book Review.... A Special Gift For My Readers


August 2010—

A letter from Rebecca in The UK.... Thinking About Clotheslines.... Focus On The Family Economy.... Rebuilding An American Economy Focused On Family And Community.... Contemplating Chicken Gizzards.... The Christian-Agrarian Movement.... Dan & Paige Built A New Cabin.... I Propose A Society Of Christian Agrarians


July 2010—

A Better Childhood.... Barns & Memories.... Helping My Grandfather Fix Potato Barrels.... Going To See The Indians.... About Garth's Barn.... Wounded In Action.... Finds At The Annual Rt. 90 Garage Sale.... Uncle Clyde's Just-Published Memoir.... The Next Depression.... A New Vision For The Retirement Years.... Trellised Tomatoes




June 2010—

The Deliberate Agrarian Haiku Poetry Contest... Marlene's Television Sitcom Idea


May 2010—

The Difference Between Men And Boys.... Olive Oil.... Notes From The Garden.... Reflections On My Home Business.... Rambling About Oil & Creation.... John Seymour's Thoughts.... A Day On The Cheese Trail.... James Madison Gets The Final Word  
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April 2010—

My Reality.... Getting Rid Of Old Love Letters.... Bowdoin Class of 19??.... Homemade Vinegar Update.... How Farmers Became Slaves To The Industrial Masters.... Of Populism & The Tea Party movement.... John Taylor of Caroline And The Agrarian Course.... Agrarian America Declines.... Agrarian American Renaissance.... Understanding The Corporation



March 2010—

I Dug Up The Clamp.... Garden Clamps & The Future of Food.... My Take On The New Health Bill.... The Other Greeks.... 30% Less Factory Job... Old Pictures, Old Stories




February 2010—

Joe Stack & Income Taxes.... Gin & Raisins.... A Fine Snowstorm.... Industrialized Evangelism.... I've Inherited A Dictionary.... Home-Canned Beans.... Rooster in Argyle



January 2010—

I Was a Forceps Delivery.... Hambone & Harmonica.... My Whizbang Row Cover Hoop System.... Robert E. Lee's Perspective on The Future.... The Honeybee-Evolution Conundrum.... Planet Whizbang Garden Tote.... Some Investment Advice.... My Homemade Shaker Towel Rack.... Shaker Worship.... About Contentious Religious Disputers.... Mayflower (a book review).... We Discover Road To Avonlea.... My Eric Sloan Print.... How To Make Your Own Eric Sloan Forgery



December 2009—

Looking Back & Looking Ahead (No Gloom & Doom Here).... Our Dream Home Is Up For Sale.... Learning From Greek History.... Marlene Hurt Her Finger.... Selling Clocks To People Who Don't Need Them.... What The Real Numbers Tell Us.... Honeybees & The Future of American Agriculture.... A Few Words From E. B. White.... "I Don't Want To Have To Kill Him".... Why Johnny Can't Preach.... A Special Gift.... Self Portrait
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November 2009—

Robert's Deer 2009.... Processing Pumpkins.... Twenty-Nine Years.... My N.Y. Times Op Ed Article.... Wendell Berry Speaks.... Make Your Own Handle Rub.... My Newest Piece of Yeoman Furniture.... What Can Be Done On One Acre Of Land (from 1851)
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October 2009—

Basic Graduation (Fort Sill, Oklahoma).... I Lost My Bible.... A Remarkable Splitting Axe.... An Old Agrarian Mystery Tool.... Potato Harvest 2009.... America, God Shed His Judgment On Thee.... My Swedes
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September 2009—

The Goal of Education.... Education to Be A Free Man.... The Capitalism Debate.... Whizbanged Applesauce.... Remembering Lyman Wood.... My "Wife-Slave" & Redneck family.... What is a Redneck?
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August 2009—

The Dance of a Leaf.... Miss Potter (the movie).... He's In The Army Now.... Big Beets From My Garden.... An Admirable Old Tool.... Monsanto is Evil.... This Settled Way of Life.... August Hops
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July 2009—

Plastic or Galvanized?.... The Big Party.... My Garden in 2009.... The Question of Facebook & Twitter.... So Long Suzy Shortnose.... Your Money, Or Your Life.... Agrarian Medicine.... Remarkable Children Are Reading This Blog.... I Have Read "The Great Frontier".... The Great Sovereignty of God
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June 2009—



Community in a Spinach Patch.... Thank you John Shuttleworth.... The Sad Part About John Shuttleworth.... The Plowboy Interviews With john ShuttleworthProbiotice.... Hops Plant Update
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May 2009—

A Wheel Hoe is Born... J.I. Packer & The Puritan Vision of The Christian Life... and More



April 2009—


Wheel Hoe Update... Too Old For Arm Wrasslin'... Plucking Pigs... I Survived The Flu... Huxley's Book... Brave New World Revisited... Taxes & Tea Parties





1 comment:

Mindi Anne said...

I love your blog. It's great. Something I have been looking for for a while now. We moved from the city to northern Nevada onto a small ranch and I have been wanting to live more on the land and raise my own food for a long time.
Thanks and God bless you and your family.