We made the first big step towards locavory yesterday, by visiting a local farm that produces the most amazing grass-fed beef...wow. I am salivating. But I digress. Anyway, I asked if the farm would mind if I brought Dakin up to see the animals, and they happily agreed. Dakin was so excited all the way up, saying he was going to see cows and sheep and chickens and horses. He had a wonderful time (once he relaxed and realized he was actually there to have fun and this wasn't a cleverly designed RSV shot deception) watching the cows, pigs, and especially the chickens. Just look at this! Animals not shoulder to shoulder and standing in their own waste, and allowed to graze on what they will. Totally the way it was meant to be.Anti-Big Food rhetoric aside, Dakin really enjoyed looking at these pigs. They are nicknamed the "Three Little Pigs," which is Dakin's favorite story, so he was digging that. Dakin got to watch this little guy get bottle fed. We asked him what he thought the calf was eating, and he said, "yogurt."
It's important to me that Dakin know where food comes from. I don't want him to grow up thinking hamburgers come from McDonalds.
Anyway, thanks so much to Shady Grove Ranch. We loved it and we will be back!!