Friday, June 1, 2012

A Fond Farewell to the Midland Agrarian

Dear Friends, 
I know about 50-100 of you stop by here each time after I post. This is the final post on the Midland Agrarian blog. After 4 and a half years of sporadic posting (including putting her up on blocks twice), on any and all topics, I have decided to restrict my modest writing efforts to one subject: Kerry and Dexter Cattle.I hope you will consider following me at my new weblog www.kerrycattle.blogspot.com. 

I am about the age where I am both looking backward and forward, and giving serious thought to the matter of vocation. When a small herd of the rarest dairy cattle in the world fall into your lap,  it causes one to think. I hope I have about two decades of useful farming life left in me. I am going to use that time to try to build, improve and stabilize the Kerry cattle, and help my friends at Pasture Maid Creamery in telling the world about western Pennsylvania's finest cheese. I am committed to something new with my blogging hobby:  I am going to try six day a week blogging at the new site. I hope you will follow me. There will be posts on all things Kerry and Dexter related, and  my progress in the aforementioned twin goals.

Midland Agrarian will remain as an archive as long as Google allows, the stillborn Agrarian Urbanist will be removed tomorrow. 

In closing, I want to thank Linda J, Backyard Farmyard, Herrick Kimball, Scott Terry, Back to Basics Living, Rick Saenz, (and others I am sure I have forgotten) for reading, writing, and their long support of the agrarian cause.

Respectfully,

Richard Grossman
Craighill Herd of Kerry and Dexter Cattle

8 comments:

Lona said...

Best wishes on your new endeavor. I will miss the Midland Agrarian.

Linda J. said...

Best of wishes in your new endeavors! While the Midland Agrarian will be greatly missed, there is no doubt that your new blog will be a site where you are able to share your wisdom and insights into the world of Kerry and Dexter cattle. Looking forward to your new blog, Richard!

Brenda (Canada) said...

This is quite a shock but, at the same time, I'm happy that you can focus on your passion for promoting these rare breeds of cattle. I'll be following your new blog, since I'm very interested in purchasing a Dexter milk cow in a year or so and look forward to learning more from you. Thank you so much for keeping The Midland Agrarian posts available. I still love to come and browse through your archives and the many excellent links that you have listed.

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Anonymous said...

am at a loss to understand why you can't write about other intresting thing like you have been doing as well as the cattle we are not suppose to live onesided lives and your thoughts i have found very valuable I think you will find things come up that you will want to write about we are listening!

Scott M Terry said...

Look forward to reading the Kerry Blog. I'll miss the Midland Agrarian, though.

Herrick Kimball said...

Richard,

I've always enjoyed reading your posts. You have a keen intellectual and practical grasp of what agrarianism is all about, and why it is so important. I'll miss reading your perspectives as presented in this blog and in the Agrarian Urbanist. But I'm glad to know you will continue to be writing and sharing by way of the new blog.

Six day a week blogging is a mighty ambitious goal! I am looking forward to reading and learning about Dexter cows— a breed that I find particularly endearing.

Sincere best wishes,

Herrick Kimball