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Sunset at Table Mountain
As the River Flows
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The River's Anchor
 Angela & Brighton
Family Farm Concert
Lake Superior Palisade Head Paddle
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Burdock Root Harvest
Fire on the Clouds
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Burdock Root Harvest

For decades our family treated burdock as a weed on the farm, hacking at it and burning it and before knowing what was wrong with doing so - poisoning it. But it never gave up and always came back along the edges of the fields and groves. Then, a chance meeting had us research just what burdock is - and it turns out it is a medicinal herb used in the far east and Europe extensively and the health food movement here in the U.S. is picking up on it. And it was going for $16/lb powdered. So, it became something different to us on our now organic farm. No less, harvesting the long, strong root deep in the compacted black soil of the upper American prairie is a trial. While we work on better ways to harvest it, for now it is simply work.

TAGS: Dirt, Farm, Hands, Harvest, Minnesota, Prairie, United States, Work

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2014
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 19, 2014, 9:42 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A230
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
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