Why do I do this?
Why do I sweep chicken poop off of the backyard deck? Why do I get up all winter even when I m sick? Why do I have so many buckets of fermenting seeds around? Why is it that I know horse manure will compost faster in a feed sack than on top of the compost pile? Why do I stay up all night when my sow farrows? Why do I know the chatty sound of a happy kunekune?
I do this for me. I do this for my children. I do this for you. Because it makes me happy to watch my hens roam about freely doing "chicken things". Because there is life in the barn that depends on me . Because I want the animals I raise to be healthy and happy. Because I don't own a tractor. (Christmas Hint ) Because I care for her, respect her and am responsible for her and the life she is bringing into the world. Because they're so loving , they're always happy to see me... OR they know who brings the treats... They are pigs still afterall.