The documentary FOOD INC is still a hot topic at our dinner/lunch table here on the urban homestead. We are still talking about it days later. This film certainly got us thinking about modern meat consumption and the future of local, sustainable agriculture.
Over at Civil Eats they had this interesting review. Jordanne, who’s every perspective, had exactly that same insight over the Salatin slaughter scene as she brought it up that night after seeing the film. Jordanne commented that found the scene to be rather impersonal and wondered when does even a sustainable operation loose that personal touch. Should we go one step further (backwards) and instead of having farmers raise our meat – do like our grandparents did and go in the backyard and get your own dinner.
Like I said the film brought up some interesting and heated dialogue amongst our family. Farmer D especially, who wonders what the future will hold as Monsanto strangles the life out of the most essential life form on earth – seeds. Which is one of the reasons we started FreedomSeeds.org
So this year we can proudly say that our Freedom Garden is free of corporate controlled seeds. FREEDOM GROWS HERE!
Having said that, here’s what’s growing and happening here on the urban homestead. Once again, a pictorial post.
Justin harvests the green beans. Low chill Anna apples.
Bees flock to the flowering jelly palm
Miss Clementine (who’s SEVEN years old!!!!) and sunbathing Lady Fairlight
Duckies love to hanging and sleeping together. Which reminds me we have EXTRA duck eggs if anyone is interested in coming by to pick up!
Tomatoes climb another rung up the trellis and giant swiss chard
Front yard farming – beautiful and productive.
It’s dirt bath time!
Kicking up some dirt -oooh that feels good.
Blackberry as cute as ever.
The next post ( I hope) to get you caught up on three weeks of meals here on the urban homestead.