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Joel Salatin has a new book out titled: "Holy Cows & Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food." Basically divided into four parts: The Farm Friendly Producer, The Farm Friendly Product, The Farm Friendly Patron and The Farm Friendly Policy. Book pretty well sums up his philosophy on direct farm to consumer sales.

Available from:
- Acres USA 800-355-5213
- Amazon.com www.amazon.com
- Chelsea Green Publishing 800-311-2263
- Stockman Grass Farmer 800-748-9808

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Thanks, Ken. Sounds like another good read.
Do you mind if I ask if you and Joel are personal friends? I notice that you both mention each other in your books.

Just wondering.
 

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off topic ken, but i'd like to take this opportunity to tell others about your excellent article in the new countryside mag about making grass snakes from re-bar - very informative -
wonder if you've ever seen snakes like this made from old round wood rasps - the "teeth" on these rasps make very life-like scales and produce an interesting and salable product -
 

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Yes, I have seen them. The tang is often used as a tongue. I have also seen them made by folding a horseshoer's rasp into a tube. Rough teeth then come nice scales.

An interesting touch is to fuller in tire tracks sideways.

Darn't that means the new Countryside is out and I need to send in the next article.

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From back cover. To:

- Empower food buyers to pursue positive alternatives to the industrialized food system.

- Bring clean food farmers and their patrons into a teamwork relationship.

- Marry the best of western technology with the sould of eastern ethics.

- Educate food buyers about productions.

- Create a food system that enhances nature's econolgy for future genrations.

By the way, it is 6" x 9" softcover with about 135 pages. Certainly not as 'meaty' as Joel's past books, such as Pastured Poultry Profits, Salad Bar Beef and You Can Farm. More of a philsophical approach.

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