Did you know that chickens will peck each other to death, if they get the opportunity? Canadian chickens are not fed hormones. There is no such thing as a factory farm. That term was created by non-farmers. It takes ten goats to give the same amount of milk as one cow. Male calves are raised with great care and only shipped to market as veal when they reach between 4-700 pounds.
Did you know that the $15.00 or so that we pay for a chicken dinner gives a farmer only a dollar?When food prices go up, the farmer’s share does not? Farmers need to eat, and so do we. They care about their animals and their crops. And if we want to keep eating, we need to care about farmers, farming, and the truth about both.
Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah… And he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile fields [of Carmel], for he loved farming. (2 Chronicles 26:1, 10b, AMP)
Prayer – God, we pray fine weather and good crops for all the farmers who provide our food on a daily basis. Amen
My friend is cautious about food, or rather the preparation of it. These are her words:
“Oh ya. I never ‘maul’ the food. Latex gloves. I buy the big box at the drug store and I wear them when I prepare food. I mean, who wants to eat a salad, thinking about how every piece was ‘man handled?’ Latex gloves and spray bleach. I’m ready, baby!”
How well do you protect your food? I mean, we could talk about raw beef versus cooked here. Or we could get down to real truth. How well do we protect our food, our nourishment?
Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work. (John 4:34, AMP)
Prayer – Lord, thanks for reminding us that your Word is more than words. Amen
Did you hear that Oregon homeless shelters are getting Canadian geese to eat? Some are up in arms (or shall I say “wings?” The Vancouver Parks Department says that they just find the nests and shake the eggs to control population. Is there really a difference? Those geese are ‘dead ducks’ no matter what!
There is another solution. Geese don’t like swans. Even a few plastic swans scattered around the neighbourhood will deter Goose Do-Do…