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Ognen Duzlevski

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Why “Gluten-Free Cowboy”? The construct may sound a bit strange as its two members are not often connected together in people’s minds. Well, I am gluten free and I have a horse I have ridden everywhere (and still do!). However, on a different level, it also says a lot about the range of topics I cover and about the (sometimes diametrically opposing) views that I take. I am not blindly guided by any ideology, hence, depending on the topic, what comes out may be put in the “liberal” camp of thought but also it may end up being on the other end (“right” or “conservative”). At the end, I believe Americans used (!) to be pragmatic people - this is what made our nation so great. These days we are decidedly less so and much more divided along party lines, financial motivations and (sadly) dogma. For me, it is about trying to see the world as it is and everything I say or think has to be supported by facts and research.

My wife and I live on a 32-acre farm in rural SW Virginia. Coming from a country where peasants were the backbone of society (and still largely are), we believe in natural approaches to everything, from growing food to keeping bees to training horses. One day, this farm will be powered by a team of drafts or a team of oxen (have not decided yet) and the tractor will be sold… Of course, it goes without saying that Peasant Revival Farm does not use any chemicals whatsoever, not even organically approved ones.