meat and food with an acknowledged spirit

FarmerKhaiti
FarmerKhaiti

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I am feeling like I need to explain something, as a former vegan. Well, actually I am still vegan when i leave my farm, if I don’t know the animals the products came from. Anyhow- I am not here trying to convert ANYONE to anything. Vegans rule!

the garden as of may 11th

the garden as of may 11th

I really appreciate what they choose, cuz I am still on board with not partaking in miserable factory-farmed animals’ products.

this is not vegan at all, but entirely from my farm. A fritatta made by the amazing Andrew, with duck eggs, feta, shredded roasted turkey (from last thanksgiving, was in the freezer!) spinach from the garden, garlic from last years' crop.....amazing farm food, thanks to my animals!

this is not vegan at all, but entirely from my farm. A fritatta made by the amazing Andrew, with duck eggs, feta, shredded roasted turkey (from last thanksgiving, was in the freezer!) spinach from the garden, garlic from last years' crop.....amazing farm food, thanks to my animals!

 

 

 

We all get to draw our own lines, but what worries me about some of the vegans I have encountered, is the non-acceptance of others’ choices. It is actually reminiscent of some religious organizations I have encountered in my past. My sister  (a vegan) who won’t even talk to me anymore because she is so angry I am eating my own animals. It is either I go her way, or nothing, no relationship at all.

 

andrew with the massive Matilda!

andrew with the massive Matilda!

my duckling brooder in the bathroom, holding the young hatched from my own heritage ducks!

my duckling brooder in the bathroom, holding the young hatched from my own heritage ducks!

 

babies! tiny tiny...

babies! tiny tiny...

settling in the bathroom brooder, enlarged version, for a few days. They have to stay very warm the first couple days.

settling in the bathroom brooder, enlarged version, for a few days. They have to stay very warm the first couple days.

 

 

look how the first group has GROWN! Now they are out and about in the hoophouse, within a border, so they don't get at the young greens. They'll be moving outside as soon as they are feathered more and can handle getting wet and chilly, maybe a week or so?

look how the first group has GROWN! Now they are out and about in the hoophouse, within a border, so they don't get at the young greens. They'll be moving outside as soon as they are feathered more and can handle getting wet and chilly, maybe a week or so?

I am choosing to raise animals for their bountious giving back, and I really enjoy caring for them. My animals living great, happy lives, makes me SO glad! This is one less factory farmed turkey, pig or duck. I also raise animals to eat them, because I really love to eat meat, but everything that leads up to their (the average meat animal) death, and their death itself, was why i WAS vegan. But that is EXACTLY what i can change on my farm. I can make sure they live the BEST life possible before they are eaten, and I can make sure they have a serene, respectful death at my hands. I CAN DO THAT. And that is why i am doing it! I hope this makes sense to you, as a reader. I don’t expect everyone to agree with or respect what I do, but for me, I feel proud of, and honored by the animals who lives I get to care for and enjoy with them.

spinach and garlic, both planted last fall!

spinach and garlic, both planted last fall!

 

the baby ducks moved out into the hoophouse brooder today, transported in my arms, inside a box

the baby ducks moved out into the hoophouse brooder today, transported in my arms, inside a box

noble matilda

noble matilda

 

andrew can make the PERFFECT overeasy egg, trapped in a pillow, somehow. He has magic skills.

andrew can make the PERFFECT overeasy duck egg, trapped in a pillow, somehow. He has magic skills.

 

greens are coming on STRONG!

greens are coming on STRONG!

ps I am loading some awesome videos onto facebook….find me there under L.T.D. Farm LLC    —–pigs galloping around with me, pigs in love with the cat, the new ducklings just out of the incubator…..

4 comments

  • hey cuz, i like what you had to say. you know we grew up raising and slaughtering our own food, too…and they were pets, and friends, and it was all good. i hope that your choices continue to be as honorable as they have been, and…that all is good on the family front. family friction…sucks :).

    maybe we’ll make it out your way some time… until then, think of us because as of may 11, there is NOWHERE near as much stuff above-ground in central alberta :).

  • thanks Erin for your comment back on my throughts… I always admired the cowboy-ness of your family, such fond memories visiting the E family! So sorry to hear of all the flooding, I truly hope you guys are going to be ok.

  • your eggs are delicious, and i admire what you are doing; farming, giving love to the land and the animals and respecting the food you eat by being brave enough to slaughter it yourself. that is a beautiful thing in my mind. i was raised macrobiotic/vegan for a while, and my sister was, as a child, always a self-chosen vegetarian. i now eat animal foods every day because #1 i enoy them, #2 i believe for me animal foods provide the nutrients/nourishment i personally need, #3 i buy the best, naturally raised (usually most expensive) animal foods i can find and i feel good about it. we’d love to come visit your farm someday! i think its a sad thing that children dont know the hows and wheres and whys of where our food comes from.

  • Emily! thank you for your thoughts and perspectives. I agree we have to eat foods we feel right about, especially if our body craves it. I’ll be hosting another open house day in July, it’d be great to have you come out to see my place, thank you for your comments so much.
    -Khaiti

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