What Animals Bring to the Table
‘ve never been too enthralled with the vegan style farming that has come to be so popular these days. I’m not trying to upset any vegans or vegetarians, since I have friends whose choose that dietary path. But I genuinely believe an ecological farm needs animals. On one hand there is nothing natural about growing crops, animals can help us restore our farm ecosystems.
On the other hand, animals are necessary for our emotional well-being. Even our spiritual well-being for that matter.
To respond to confinement farming by not having any animals on farms seems to be too drastic to me, just as drastic as mega-farms with few employees and thousands of animals.
I write a lot about the food we raise here to nourish ourselves and others, and the manure we gather to grow grass and vegetables, but I don’t often (never maybe?) write much about the daily joy of farm life.
Or maybe the pictures can tell the story. If you have a chance to bring animals to your farm, do it. You won’t be sorry!