Handled With Care

May 15, 2015

may2015-pigs-03 (1 of 1) may2015-pigs-04 (1 of 1) may2015-pigs-05 (1 of 1)“I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade.”
— Wendell Berry

Happy Pork

January 17, 2015

january2015-timberhollys-04 (1 of 1)january2015-timberhollys-07 (1 of 1)“Stand still.
The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost.
Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still.
The forest knows Where you are.
You must let it find you.”
― David Whyte