Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Free Plain Talk Conversations

Our friends over at Cumberland Books have done a great job of collecting many different books and articles on agrarianism. A couple years ago, Rick Saenz decided to visit many of the Christian agrarian bloggers he had come to know through reading their blogs. He recorded conversations with them and then made those conversations available in his Plain Talk series. And now these recorded conversations are being made available as free downloads. I have been enjoying listening to these men and women who have walked the agrarian road before me on my 45 minute commute back and forth each day. Check them out!

And while you are there, be sure to check out their many fine books on Agrarian Thought and on Agrarian Practice. Be prepared to spend some time visiting the Cumberland Books website. It is a great resource!


At February 22, 2008 4:15 AM , Blogger Troy said...

I love those podcasts!

At February 1, 2009 2:13 AM , Blogger Ian said...

Hi there,


Sorry to be a bit off topic here but please stick with me...

I run a blog called Farm Blogs from Around the World -it's just a hobby of mine, is non-commercial blog and it doesn't take advertising, apart from info about my own writing.)

At Farm Blogs I am trying to gather in one place the very best of global blogging about farms and anyone involved in food or natural fibre production on any scale.

The idea behind Farm Blogs From Around the World ( is that people involved in farming/rural blogging recommend the blogs that they themselves find the most interesting.

When a blog is recommended to me (you were recommended to me by a blogger in Canada:, I add the recommended blog to my site, as I have done with yours - with some basic info to help the country blog rolls be more than just a simple blog roll - then contact the recommended blog, asking for their own recommendations....which is how I come to be writing to you!

And so it grows, organically, hoping that good bloggers will lead us to great ones.

I'd really love it if you could send me a little text about your farm and your blog, so I can make a post about you, and ALSO you top 5 blog recommendations (extra points for any bloggers from countries not yet listed - we have Slovakia so I am growing!)

Can I hope to hear from you? I know it's a hassle but seems to meeting a real need and I try to do more than just a blog roll but help like minded people find each other.

(If you could also put a link to Farm Blogs that would be great, but it's no drama if you don't feel like it or find me not worthy.)

Thanks for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

In the interests of knowing a little bit about your readers, I come to you from the Auvergne in France. I'm a writer, live here with my Australian wife and our three kids ( but I also run

I'm a rural downshifter you could say with 10 acres and we're pretty basic - a pig a year, chickens, veggies and we barter grazing and hay for meat and potatoes. We're hoping to expand as the family grows.


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