It’s been a very hectic month of August so far. We were able to get away for three days to the Ozarks as a family and had a blast.
The vibe around the farm right now is “growing wild”. In just a few short weeks the speed of transformation from brown seeds to green grass and flowers all over the farm is nothing short of miraculous.
There is, in my opinion, a widespread misconception in the general public that mistreatment of animals is a commonplace occurrence. Although we would argue that our farm is the best place to raise an animal anywhere, period, it’s about time someone set the record straight on this whole subject.
Grace and I were out “riding line” on the four-wheeler last weekend (that’s cowboy talk for checking fences), and we saw something astounding. We must have had 20 rabbits jump out in front of us over the course of the trip.
In the blog, Chef Formicella talks about his experience in educating himself about things like biomass use, feed efficiencies, and how greenhouse gas emissions can affect livestock systems. In short, a lot of what we at Heartland have to think about on a day-to-day basis.