Monday, January 14, 2008

ONLY read this post if you eat pork...







Raising animals for food is an amazing experience and I am truly grateful to these animals for their gift of life in all it's forms.

Of course this process has one component that is the hardest part. Which sadly is now upon us with my pigs (for the second time around) ... some might say "how could YOU" well aren't all animals equal? Just because I scratch and care for, feed and clean up after these girls does that mean they deserve to live and other ones deserve to be our food... Brian's Aunt put it best these pigs have a GREAT life and one bad day...(which hopefully is not all that bad - I have the biggest plate of eggs they ever saw planned and then it's one clean "lights out".. hopefully they don't see it coming and therefore no stress.. or as little as possible... really when I die I hope someone is that kind to me.. I'd rather just not know that it's coming... so till that day comes I continue to enjoy them... of course I'm not looking forward to the day but I think writing and thinking about it will get me prepared a bit...

For those on the "pork list" I have a call into the "guy" and as soon as I have a date I'll send out the e-mail like before with an offering of a 1/2 a pig ...

till then love the ones your with : )







1 comment:

chou-chou said...

such awesome pix!! the girls look fat and happy - just the way we like 'em. :-)

it's nice that you are at least slightly conflicted about doing the deed. it shows you have a heart. but i do agree that if you are going to eat the pork, it's cool to be able to raise, feed, care for, scratch, and love up the pork before you eat it.

hmmmm... "love up the pork". that sounds wrong.