Part Three: Elizabeth Chambers interviews Jordanne Dervaes about the care taking of the farm animals on the urban homestead.
“Heirloom,” “heritage,” “antique,” and “rare” are all names for animal breeds that have been around for a while and may now be in danger of extinction.
These breeds are threatened because agriculture has changed. Modern food production now favors the use of a few highly specialized breeds selected for maximum output in a controlled environment. Many traditional livestock breeds have lost popularity and are threatened with extinction. These traditional breeds are an essential part of the American agricultural inheritance. Not only do they evoke our past, they are also an important resource for our future.
Many of our citified animals here on the urban homestead are on “The Watch” list.
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