You may recall from previous posts that one of my favourite springtime activities is visiting local farms. This is one of my duties as Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation, but mostly I do it because I am a farm girl at heart! I grew up on a farm, and being on a farm again and talking with farmers always brings back memories of my dad who passed away in 2011. This year, I even recalled some of dad’s stories about farming that I was able to share with the farmers I visited. “When all that’s left of me is love, give me away.”** Love you, dad!
This spring’s farm visits took place during some typical spring weather – gray skies, soggy ground, and bitter cold winds! I visited farms in Aylmer and, in spite of the weather, I came away excited that change is happening! I am sensing a movement away from CAFO systems and a resurgence of humane, ecological and symbiotic practices (aka the family farm).
So let’s meet the farmers… Read more