An old timer is keeping up the torch on sustainable, earth friendly farming by opening up his vast personal library to others.
He’s been farming organically since the 70s and has watched it all change. Creator of Friends of Trees, master arborist and farmer.
Sounds around the barn yard. This is Edger my Brahman Rooster announcing breakfast. He always lets them eat first after first checking it out for quality control.
The average cost for organic pasture- raised- free-range dozen chicken eggs are 4.99-12.99$ Nationally.
It is a real surprise when you start looking through your grocery stores egg selection. You have everything from a 36 pack of full factory chicken eggs at 2.99$ yes it’s cheap, it’s even subsidized by the US department of AG.
Eggs aren’t cheap, at least good eggs aren’t.
Most store eggs are over 30 days old and have trekked hundreds if not thousands of miles to reach your shelf. Those eggs, come from sad chickens. Very… sad. No day light, no room to stretch, peck or dirt bathe.
And you are consuming those very same stress hormones that little hen is dropping every day.
What the cluck can you do about it? Shop locally, get to know your neighbors and farms.
Understanding PTSD in humans has been a field of study for over 50 years. It was once called “shell shock” or “trench syndrome”.
Now the same thing that plagued my grandfather and myself is being understood through healing horses.
Horses have the ability to heal humans, dogs anything with emotional trauma. Bring in their larger than life aura field is an amazing feeling. You can feel the calm radiating over ones body.
The pride and calm that comes from these beast transfers to the human, creating an embolus loop of spiritual and physical healing.
But what happens when the healer needs to be healed? Understanding the condition of fear is step one. As we as humans, come to help the equid; we’ve come to learn how to help ourselves through them.
Equids are prey animals. They have large eyes set in the side of their heads, long legs to move them over land quickly and efficiently.
Humans are predators.
We are upright, we use tools and we can can run for extended periods of time, wearing down our prey by chase. Our eyes are set forward, we have canines and independent digits on our hands. We can use tools and FIRE!
But somewhere along the way, the heavy breathing up right “human” made a long lasting companionship with the wolf, and the HORSE.
How does a predator and prey come to rely on each other? What could we possibly benefit from associating with a four legged tump roast?
Speed. Distance. Logistics.
The horse gave us freedom. Some will argue that the horse has only been part of our modern world for 10,000 yrs. I disagree. (That’s an entire blog on its own)
The relationship we have grown with the equids goes back much further than we as modern man are ready to admit.
But what happens when the horse and human enter the modern world? Our minds and bodies must adapt to a world we were once the masters, and queens of. Now, we are the serfs to technology.
War, poverty and the human condition spreads past the ghetto or big box grocery. It’s extending back to the source of our sanity, and destroying it.
Understanding where conditioned fears originates is how we as a species can come around, save ourselves and our planet.
Healing does not end with one, it leaps like a frog from one pad to the next.
Once and a while you have to leave the valley.
Noise pollution is linked to depression, anxiety, anger, and PTSD.
Welcome to the newest CSA in Southern Colorado. Located in the San Luis Valley @ 8500 feet just south of a little hamlet called Fort Garland.
I’m growing clean, organic food the way nature intended it outside seasonally and over the crazy winters in a massive geodome.
If you would like to join the CSA delivery schedule sign up at email@example.com or find us on FaceBook @ WhiteCrowRanchSLV
Boxes start @ 15-25$