From Martha’s farm in Oregon…

From Martha's farm in Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Such beautiful babies, aren’t they all… I have a lot to say about farming of which I’m a beginner, but man it means so much to know these guys and gals get what they need and want, as opposed to just what we need from them. In trying to understand the animal and that other animal, man, I realize we have always hunted and killed to eat, then it got to where we could domesticate an animal enough where there was no fight, they trusted, had pastures were taken care of then killed… one species surviving on the other… happens all the time… a bald Eagle working our neighborhood took out four of our ducks, and I’m a bit afraid for the small dogs… it’s nature, and if you learn one thing farming, it’s that it’s not easy and not kind…. but there is beauty… life is sturdy and it’s fragile at the same time, we all have to know this… why some animals fail, after all attempts to keep them alive… and some flourish and bound…. this isn’t about farming, it’s about life. We have to do what we do to survive but we also have to find a way to flourish in the hopes of giving every one and every thing their right to live as they would, as they should… life as it was intended…. happy easter…m.

2 thoughts on “From Martha’s farm in Oregon…

    • Why thank you, but it’s not me… I’m the one getting a great education! I do know and have always known that each animal has needs, simple needs really, nice pastures, so you have to rotate a lot… natural food… cows eat grass! not grain!! variety, given a natural landscape animals will find their own medicines to a large degree… bottom line is it was all worked out long before we uprights came along and “altered” the natural state. I give complete credit to Farmer Gord, who moved in to help me with the land, he and his family have brought a wealth of insite, and together we’re all trying to figure out what the land and animals want… if the land is happy the animals are happy… right now spring is here! piglets, lambs, kids, chicks, ducklings, of course the calves… one big pile of cuteness. all the best…m.

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