Saturday, September 13, 2008
Cow Gives Birth, AHA is Humbled
I continue to scratch my head whenever I think about what I do for a living. I mean, think about it. I love to cook and am endlessly fascinated by every detail of the process of preparing food for human consumption and consideration. And now I find myself working at a farm that produces amazing eggs, pristine milk, beautiful pigs, tomatoes, melons and potatoes you would marry if your religion or the law allowed it.
I suppose I sound (not atypically) overawed, but today I have an excuse: one of our cows calved and I got to see the whole process. Watching a calf being born is not as poignant as seeing your own kid come into the world, but its' pretty impressive. Especially when you consider (as I did today) that in a few months you were going to be turning the newborn into somebody's dinner.
Please check out the photos (below) I took today of a bull calf's birth. Also have a look at the quinoa harvest hanging in the barn and the masonry bread oven we are building.
I did not caption these pictures much, so if you would like clarification, just ask and I will answer.There's a lot of them (>70) and you will find them easier to view if you double click the slide show. That'll redirect you to my Picassa home page where they can be viewed in a larger format.
Finally, a heartfelt thanks to you all for the warm and enthusiastic response to my dear friend Mike Pardus' posts. I don't know about you all, but I'm hoping that he continues to post here forever. Mike is a true hunger artist and someone whose voice deserves a much bigger audience than I or anyone I know can provide.