Well we have started to farm! While part of me thinks we're crazy and part of me loves feeling like i just jumped into the deep end of a pool without knowing how to swim, I am overwhelmingly excited about the fact we have started to raise our own meat!
So what are we doing and why? Well food has been a passion of my husbands and mine since the beginning of our relationship. In many ways our commitment to local, organic, clean foods solidified our relationship. Yearly CSA shares, shopping at our local whole food store and committing ourselves to supporting sustainable, local farming operations gave us something important to share and work towards. Aside from feeling it was important for our own health and wellness it also felt important on a communal and then global level. The state of the agricultural industry is becoming quite desperate. Animals kept in deplorable conditions with their waste being spread into our communities and water systems is a true environmental crisis. This makes our food choices even more important. Like my husband is found of saying every time you make a purchase you are casting your vote for that product and the way that product is created. We have been voting for sustainable practices for years and now we'd like to go a step further and join those working to create cleaner, healthier, more human standards in meat production and processing. Our hope is to create a product we can feel good about eating ourselves and good about sharing with the community.
So the adventure begins! I hope you enjoy following and reading about our journey as much as i am enjoying the journey itself! I will post again soon to give you a picture of what our first few weeks have looked like!
Mother of 2 beautiful girls! Our growing family is the largest drive we have to build a life filled with good food and a connection to the land.