Karl-Ernst Osthaus was born in Germany in 1926. After the war, he became a farmer, practising biodynamics for over 50 years. In his later years, his focus was on seed raising, as well as teaching. He died in 2008.
'A short but invaluable book taking the view that a farm is a living organism... This is more than just a book for the farmer, but rather one for anyone who would like to understand and work with Nature.' -- David Lorimer, Scientific and Medical Network Review 'This beautiful, simple book takes the reader on an intimate journey with the author as he shares some of his experiences of developing and running a Biodynamic farm... A clear, heartfelt understanding is used to explain the causes of the inferior milk quality from an industrial, dehorned cow... As in all the chapters, spiritual aspects run alongside the material with seamless ease... The book is rounded off with some personal experiences which made me realise that what I have read is only the tip of the iceberg of both Karl-Ernst Osthaus' agricultural knowledge and the power and potential of the Biodynamic methods.' --Star & Furrow