Joel Salatin is a great writer and performer. I love that he narrated the book himself. Joel leads the life I wish I could have, even though I do in small ways. He also brings the issues of the lives that most of us lead and the food that most of us consume into sharp relief. He brings humanity to farming and, by contrast, makes the reader question how animals are raised and how the rest of their food is raised. The more of us who are aware, the sooner the tide will turn in the food industry. We all should begin to follow his recommendations on taking responsibility for how we source our own food.
This is a lovely honest description of Kristin's life transition into farming and marriage. Both of those commitments are gritty and difficult at times. As I was hearing Tavia speak Kristin's words I came to appreciate the doubt and hard work that accompanies the choice to farm in a less modern way in a difficult place. The community support was there whenever they seemed to need it. It is a compelling recommendation for getting closer to the earth in whatever way works for each of us.
I heartily recommend it. It was well written and poignant with much humor throughout. It brings the human side of medicine into better focus for the reader. The issues brought up go far beyond one person and need to be addressed.
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