I shut the gate. My forearms drop over the steel pipe frame. It’s almost too hot to keep my sun-drenched skin against the galvanised metal, but taking the weight off my aching legs is more important. I breathe deep, keeping my mouth closed against the dust and the bloody flies. Bella slinks to the fenceContinue reading “Treasure Your Mate”
They stride down the sidewalk on a mission. The boots are dusty. The work pants are creased and stained well past the skills of any washing machine – the hat tips to each local and those passing briefly through town alike. They walk purposefully down each aisle of the local supermarket. The shirt tucked intoContinue reading “The Aloof Farmer?”
Some days I find it difficult to reconcile the nurturing of animals with the production of meat. How do I resolve that conflict in my soul?
Let me create an example for you. Consider the size of Australia’s population, approximately 25.7 million people. Now consider the amount of food, water and clothing required for our population. Now consider the number of farming enterprises in Australia, approximately 89,000. Let’s make an assumption, (I know, never assume anything). If every farming enterprise accountsContinue reading “Farm; to grow or cultivate in quantity.”