Spring is in full swing. We have been busy harvesting our wheat. Spring cleaning around the dairy and of course busy making cheese.
This week we celebrate Earth Day I thought about how EVERYDAY is Earth Day for farmers. The “Earth” is our livelihood! As we chop our wheat we begin to think out our next crop. The crops that we grow to feed our cows.
We test our water, ground and harvest to make sure that everything is in sync. Good care of our ground and water and our feed is our way of securing our future.
I am glad we have Earth Day to remind those that have never had the blessing of experiencing life on a farm. It does surprise me though, that some of those that celebrate Earth Day do not realize that us farmers, are living Earth Day…everyday. Many are completely unaware of our connection.
Taking the joy out of our time of celebration is the realization that evil lives among us in this world. My husband and I saw a video taken at a calf ranch in Texas that showed abuse to the animals that were put in their care. We have a hard time believing that there are people who could do this.
We have been asked at farmers markets if we treated our animals well. We are always taken back that someone would think that we wouldn’t treat our animals well.
Seeing these images myself allows me to understand why people might ask us this question. They don’t know! I remind people that we all have seen terrible images of abuse to children, spouses, and fellow-man. Common sense tell us that this is not the norm. We shake our head at the thought and are sickened.
It is the same with animal abuse. We have responsiblity to care for our animals not only for productivity but morality. THIS is the norm.
Those that film those images are obviously able to do so to fulfill their vegan agenda. That agenda must be so powerful that they can witness the abuse over and over again without stopping it. I could not manage watching it for a moment little alone over and over again without calling the authorities. To me that is an accomplice to that crime. Both the abuser and the witness should be prosecuted to the full extent.
I pray for justice to prevail and that we are not judged because of a few sick individuals.
So in closing…let us celebrate Spring! Let us celebrate our Earth and all of it’s bounties let us forever be grateful of those gifts!
I bring you this post to wish you a very Happy Easter!
May God bless each and every one of you!