Their impact is intense, intimidating and much more obvious than the smaller hooves I work with regularly. It is terrifying some days… and then there are days like today: Days when they lead me to places like this; the slope terraced perfectly in front of me; their herd instincts befitting the topography. It was partly […]
The story of the 2018 Petaluma Transhumance told by one of the humans. There are many documentaries about the dismal version of our agricultural state: driven by industrial progress and capitalism, a forced transformation into a state of becoming fossil fueled and high yielding; packed into feed lots and factory farms; oppressed by regulation; bled […]
Everywhere he went, he took care of the land as if it were his. It was not until being in a place where he was constantly reminded that, legally, it did not belong to him, that he no longer practiced this. That was a low point in his life. This is a piece of the story […]
The fat from a single bear can provide 48,960 calories; that is enough to provide for 1 average sized human body the appropriate amount of sustenance for 24.5 days. That is just the fat. [Unfortunately for myself, this is not knowledge gained from my own experience, rather from the sharings of Daniel Vitalis’ personal experience […]
Today, When I woke up, I moved my sheep and goats and then I walked to the edge of the woods. I walked to the edge of the woods, despite having a million things to do elsewhere. When I arrived there, all those other things I could be doing disappeared and I experienced something new […]
How do you measure success? What makes life satisfying to you?
This is the season I find myself encouraged by the dark and cold to spend more time inside. My most loved indoor activity is writing. I’ve worked tirelessly on several different pieces this season, only to store them away in my drive for no one else to see. I wanted to share them but the […]