Posts tagged: Linnton Feed and Seed

Dan Cadmus – part three (BLBH #16)

Jan and Dan

Jan and Dan

With the world crashing down because of the outgoing administration, the dog needing to go outside, and Jan needing stainless steel screws or nuts, we wrap up our visit with Linnton Feed and Seed’s Dan Cadmus.

We try to make sense of mercenaries, the Coen brothers and shipping potatoes to Peru, and we discuss urban farming as well as how much hasn’t changed in North Carolina.  Thank you to Jan for holding down the store throughout our lengthy interview, and thank you Dan, not only for your time but also for being in our time.

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Dan Cadmus – part two (BLBH #15)

Dan Cadmus

Dan Cadmus

More of our protracted and serene conversation with Linnton Feed and Seed proprietor Dan Cadmus, which will conclude with a third and final part next time in BLBH #16.

Here, Dan discusses his life’s travels, spending “a great number of years on farms and ranches,” from growing up on his family’s Willamette Valley farm and through his work with the Peace Corps in South America.

He also tells a surreal story of responding to his summons for the military draft. and touches on the economics of agriculture, the iBucket and Thunder Road.

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Dan Cadmus – part one (BLBH #14)

Dan Cadmus

I tried to  say, “I love you,” my golden-baled and allergenic Broken Ears of autumnal corn, but my work schedule got in the way.  Here, then, after three days of NaPodPoMo have slipped away, is the first of a perhaps two- or three-parter that I hope will make up for what gets us down.

The subject is the well-spoken and endearing Dan Cadmus, proprietor of the finest store in the city limits of Portland, Oregon.  No links to send your broken days twittling around with to be found here, folkies, mainly because the man is rooted in the soil of practical endeavor and has not one toe stuck in the technological junk-bucket of this fierce era of wires sticking out of everyone’s ears and pockets and everything.

Grab an herb tea or a bottle of organic pinot and enjoy learning about the history of Linnton, and about how life can be when one has, just by working hard and hanging around long enough, landed softly, bus transfer in hand, at the end of one’s rainbow.

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