Mulberry Feet

A few weeks ago the tree on the side of the yard started dripping with ripe mulberries. I smiled as I remembered the excited faces last year of children wanting to pick the berries and eat them. Every year, the children delight in plucking the ripe fruit within their...

On the Anniversary of an Acquittal

This morning marks the 2-year anniversary of the close of the criminal trial of Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger. Thankfully, he was acquitted on 3 of his 4 criminal charges related to food distribution. Vernon is a peaceful man feeding his community with a...

Domestic Violence and the State

I recently witnessed an episode of domestic violence through the eyes of a beloved friend. Her experience, a frightful one of her husband beating her in front of their young children, continued harassment and domination, was, sadly, one I’d heard about far too often...

Spring Reflections

A few days ago, I took my little ones for a walk through the neighborhood, as we often do. I was feeling resentful. It was officially the second day of spring, but it was a late spring. It’s been gray-dark here. The soft white snow from a few days before turned...

UPDATE: Minnesota Farmer Victorious in Court!

Judge Stays Raw Milk Farmers of Contempt Charges for selling their products In the story of David and Heidi Berglund from last week, was a glimpse into the over regulatory nature of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). The MDA threatened a peaceful family...

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