by Crystal Cockman
April 18, 2018
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” – Aldo Leopold
I grew up on a small farm, with chickens and cows, and my grandpa also had goats, so I knew in a sense that food comes from these animals. Many children today are so disconnected from the land that they think chocolate milk comes from a brown cow. Many of us grew up with vegetable gardens, sharing produce with family and friends, picking apples off a tree, or collecting eggs from a henhouse.