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Ognen Duzlevski

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2020

The rise of the horsemanship philosopher

Lately I have noticed a trend - people who are otherwise accomplished horse(wo)men suddenly (or maybe gradually, who knows), becoming more involved in dissec...

The black and white horse

The other day I was thinking about the process of training a horse - namely, first he is treated like he does not know anything and you, the horseman, are &#...

2019

What's in a farmer

Lately the weather had been foul. In fact, most of 2018 had been a decidedly “bad year” for growing crops and farming - we got too much rain, everything is d...

The ever changing expectations

One might wonder why the cryptic title - “the ever changing expectations” - of what? Today I had a brief but interesting discussion on Facebook; I posted my ...

2018

How to recession proof your life

Most articles from financial advisers these days speak of preparing a person’s nest-egg for retirement. They speak of investing more in 401ks, saving more fo...

Amazon, Walmart and self-sufficiency

One of the reasons why we moved to S/SW Virginia is to be more food and energy self-sufficient. We grow our own food, make our own honey, heat using wood fro...

Healthcare as a wealth extraction system

There are a few times in life when you realize what a sham our healthcare “system” is. One may be when you get sick and get denied care or when you end up ha...

Beware of easy farming stories

Today I want to talk about one troubling thing that I have noticed in the world of homesteading, self-sufficiency and small-scale farming. It is the myth of ...