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The grass continues to do its job. The dry matter continues to build up on the ground, creating a healthy environment for all the life, seen and unseen. I am looking forward to the next soil sample, not so much for the lab results but for the process of digging the hole and seeing what the topsoil layer looks like. Last time there was almost no topsoil and the ground went almost immediately to clay. 30 years of grazing will do that, as will living in this part if NC. If I go and dig up my yard, it’s almost immediately clay so you wouldn’t be blamed for just throwing up your hands and saying its impossible to build topsoil but if I go to the forest and dig, it’s rich loam. Hmm, looks like its possible then so we keep forging ahead.

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Dan is a dad, a husband, a business owner, a pilot, a sailor, a scuba diver, a machinist, a gunsmith, a welder, a woodworker, a day laborer, a teacher, a mentor and a writer. The short form of all the previous is he's a farmer.

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