We hear this “green” term so much these days. I’ve been internet crawling for several weekends..and I think I’ve finally figured this out. Sort of…..
The meat we eat is nothing like the meat our forefathers ate. The beef, pork and poultry is crammed with so many antibiotics and hormones that we have no idea how it would taste without them. The fruit and vegetables we buy are loaded with insecticides and pesticides….and that’s pretty much all one can taste when you bite into them.
I talked to Steve about having chickens…but I wonder what I would do with them when they quit laying….I don’t think I could “kill” them myself…but if I could take them to someone who could do “it” and give me the meat…..well, I would consider that. And then, I look at myself and think ….”that is pretty lame” I should be able to raise an animal that I plan on eating and eat it. Now, while writing this, I understand that this sounds horrible..but this is what we have been doing for hundreds of years. Why should I go to the ‘big store” and buy meat that is brutally raised and inoculated with all kinds of poisons? I could raise a cow, bull, goat, sheep, chicken…that animal could live and be happy during it’s life and then make me happy when I eat.
I think I will start with Chickens.