A smattering of writing work out in the world.
Fibershed – August 26, 2022
A Life Filled with Meaning at Green Goose Farm
The Ag Mag – Spring 2022
All Things Fiber – Connecting the Dots (page 26-27)
Grit Magazine – April 23, 2021
Print and online at Shear Your Own Sheep
Cal Matters Op-Ed – March 19, 2021
Rely on IRS rules for contract workers, not the ABC test of AB 5
Hippocampus Magazine – January 8, 2021
Literary No Body
Fibershed Blog – October 2, 2020
From Soil to Skein with Mendocino Wool and Fiber Inc. (an update on Sarah and Matt Gilbert, whose wool mill story features prominently in Raw Material)
Next Avenue PBS – June 22, 2020
Granting My Grandmother’s Final Wish
The Ag Mag – Spring 2020
Wildfire Prevention: Portable Eaters (p. 28-29, on contract grazing with sheep to reduce wildfire fuel load)
The Saturday Evening Post – March 25, 2020
The Joys of Shearing Ornery, 250-Pound Sheep
The North American Review – Spring 2020: Volume 305, Number 1
Personal Effects (not yet available online; PDF forthcoming)
The Ag Mag – Winter 2020
California 4-H Funding Reduced (p. 8-9)
The Ag Mag – Summer 2018
Cover photo and Keeping the Culture in Agriculture (p. 24-26, on the inaugural Transhumance festival in Petaluma, California)
The Ag Mag – Winter 2018
Photos and Where Clothes Grow: Making Raw Fiber into Finished Goods (p. 8-10)
Medium – July 12, 2018
The Trailsplainer of the High Sierra
The Billfold – March 2018
5 Lessons From an Eldercare Emergency
My family and I thought my 87-year-old grandmother’s finances were in great shape and ready for anything. We were wrong.
The Billfold – December 2017
Buy a New Life With a F**k Off Fund
Hobby Farms – December 4, 2017
The Triple Benefit Of Feeding Sheep With Cover Crops
In the right situations, farmers, sheep and land can all benefit from sheep grazing on cover crops. Some mixtures make for better forage than others.
Hobby Farms – November 1, 2017
2 Online Tools Help You Track The Carbon Sinking & Soil Building Of Sheep
Small flocks create big benefits for soil and farm budgets. Two tools from the USDA and Colorado State University help you see them.
Hobby Farms – September 25, 2017
7 Key Points In The Sheep Care Guide Updated For 2017
The Sheep Care Guide, produced by the American Sheep Industry Association, covers feed safety, transportation, regulatory data and emergency planning.
The Ag Mag – Fall 2017
A Rat Hunter and His Mongrol Hoard (p. 8-10, not currently available online)
Hobby Farms – August 21, 2017
Use Beer To Help Ailing Sheep? Many People Say It Works
Curative ale is more than an old wives’ tale. Many sheep owners swear that beer has helped sheep who wouldn’t eat after other remedies failed.
The Billfold – July 2017
When your workload is halved–and you’re okay with it.
Hobby Farms – July 17, 2017
Salt, Selenium & Sheep: Getting Your Animals The Minerals They Need
Too little or too much selenium can prove fatal, and salt blocks alone cannot guarantee sufficient amounts. Here are ways to get sheep what they need.
Hobby Farms – June 12, 2017
Are Your Sheep Too Fat? The Dangers of Overfeeding Sheep
Overfeeding sheep is more harmful to the animals’ health than most people might know. Here’s how to spot problem weight and what you can do about it.
Hobby Farms – May 10, 2017
What’s That Yellow Stuff In My Sheep’s Fleece?
Yellow sheep’s fleece may be a problem or not at all. Here’s how to tell the difference.
Hobby Farms – April 3, 2017
5 Sheep Books Off The Beaten Path
Seeking more sheep reading? Enjoy five of my uncommon favorites.
Hobby Farms – February 3, 2017
Bummer Lambs Are A Bargain
Grow your flock affordably with bummer lambs.
Hobby Farms – December 12, 2016
7 Gifts Fit For A Sheep Farmer
Keeping sheep is hard work, but these gifts can make the tasks at hand much more bearable.
Midwestern Gothic – Issue 14
Township (short fiction)