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 FOOD
 
Green Acres 101

     We'll all be pushing up daisies before Al Gore's "Truth" is proved fact or fiction, but going green is smart even for Redstaters. Speaking of greens, Community Supported Agriculture is a delicious way to go green. For a farm share in your area, click here. Avalon Acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee is a CSA farm that features a delightful blog.

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POETRY

Evening Hawk

     Robert Penn Warren, leading light of the Southern Agrarian literary movement in the 1930s, was barely 40 when he wrote All the King's Men, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and of course, a hard act to follow. But he lived another forty-some years, concentrating more on poetry, and won not just one, but two more Pulitzers! - a unique achievement in two genres. His connection to the land is strongly, concisely typified in "Evening Hawk".

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 TELEVISION
 
Pfft You Were Gone

     Corny but brilliant writing and comedy - Hee Haw was television's longest running syndicated show perhaps because it came as close to the cultural heart and soul of  America's farm-based roots as it gets.

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HISTORY
Poor Richard's Almanack

    Before the 'Net, there was the 'Nac, the source of common knowledge and weather predictions that bound the Colonies together. Almanacs still sell in the millions yearly. Here's a page spread from the May 1753 edition of Ben Franklin's version.

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PROSE
Animal Farm

     Ok, George Orwell's book Animal Farm and actual farming are related only by his allegorical use of animals. But considering the current crisis in Burma (Myanmar) and its criminal mishandling by the ruling junta, this preface to the Ukrainian edition of his book presents a telling connection between his experience in colonial Burma and his eventual campaign against totalitarianism of all types.

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MUSIC
Seminole Wind


    Not all country music is corny, of course. John Anderson's eloquent lyrical statement about the devastation of natural resources in the name of "progress", with its haunting, evocative tune, exemplifies the point.

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Tribute to a
Former Slave

by G. Elliott Nations



 "A bright and shining light in a world of darkness."

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