Category Archives: animal relations

Rising Up Rooted

One of our favorite picture books tells the story of a boy and his father who built a cabin in the woods. They made it strong to keep the forest’s creatures out and constructed a tight fence around the garden … Continue reading

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Thanks to Mom, We Raised Turkeys

Find out what inspired us to raise turkeys and what we learned along the way about tradition, turkey behavior, and what’s really important. Continue reading

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On The Death Of A Snapping Turtle

I’m sure we all have different opinions about what constitutes danger. Maybe the way we frame this says a lot about our worldview. Continue reading

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Cow Powered Treadmill, Really?

As humans use ever more energy to remain comfortably numb, we seem to be losing our sense of irony. And our humanity. Continue reading

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Fowl Friends

“I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country…The turkey is a much more respectable bird and withal a true, original native of America.”   Benjamin Franklin Who knew turkeys had compelling personalities? Someone seems … Continue reading

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