At our farm, we tend towards open-pollinated, heirloom varieties of seed, for reasons practical, sentimental and political. We are suckers for the poetry of seed catalogues and the promise of hopeful January orders. Our seed shelves spell out the history of
By Abbie Corse of Corse Family Farm The Bootstrap writers were asked this month to write about the breed choices their farms made, their personal preferences, and how they’d like to see the herd evolve in the future. One of
By Laura Ginsburg of The Golden Yoke Montana is considered a fluid milk state, which means that one of the primary goals for dairy farmers is to breed cows that produce a lot of milk without much regard for components.