View From Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Lessons Stuck Like Tar”
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As a young child, we had a bird feeder outside our kitchen window.  It was the 1950s, and the clever marketing folks up in Battle Creek, Michigan, at Kelloggs, were … Read More

View From Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Farm Bird Snapshot”
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Between April and August 2014, Sandy Mush Farm took part in a comparative bird/wildflower study under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin.  The purpose was to determine the correlation, if … Read More

View From Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Riparian Boundaries Rock”
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Riparian boundaries are designated setbacks between cultivated fields and streams, vegetative buffers which provide wildlife habitat and improve water quality.  An effective boundary along Sandy Mush Creek, for instance, would have a fence line … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Birds Spring Make”
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If the arrival of Spring on our Sandy Mush farm is quietly marked by the flowering of red maples, it is loudly announced by birdsong and the flashy courtship of colorful … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Radioactive Turned Proactive”
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  Between the late 1970s and early 1980s, a plan by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to consider a 105 square mile area of Western North Carolina, including Sandy Mush, as a … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Here We Are”
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  Not fully in the busy world, nor quite in the world beyond, lies Sandy Mush. Geographically tucked into the Northwest corner of Buncombe County, extending just across the Madison … Read More