Week 23: Autumn is Coming

This week marked the transition of the seasons here at Pepperfield. We have now moved from huge harvests into huge cleanup and the temperature has been cooling off too. Monday, I shucked corn to be used for seed saving as well as winter food supply. Later on, I left to go pick up my mother... Continue Reading →

The Purpose: Why I Came to Pepperfield (Revisited)

This is the recent featured story on Rettlers. After some edits, I have revisted this post to make it more comprehensive and concise. It’s hard to place the origin - both a time and the foundation - of my purpose for coming to Pepperfield. But, it began quite some time before my arrival and has... Continue Reading →

Making Food from the Ground Up

I started this quest months ago when I first made contact with David at Pepperfield. I had yet to realize my own intentions for joining the Pepperfield Project; in fact all I knew was that I wanted to learn where food came from - in essence to grow it myself. I read the various sections... Continue Reading →

Learning What it Really Takes to Make Food: Substitutions and Compromise

Hundreds of years ago the colonizers spread across America and put down roots, both literally and figuratively. Agriculture was their life: crucial to their survival but also demanding nothing short of total participation. I have been contemplating this topic for nearly a week. It manifested during the days following this post. I began to realize... Continue Reading →

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