I've always been independant minded & admired self-sufficiency. Raising my own food has always had an attraction to me.My first adventure was with my sister-in-law in the 1970s when we canned our own Bread and Butter pickles from Uncle Fritzs recipe.
With new life is also constant threat of death on farms. Here is a beautiful owl who feasted upon 22 of my brothers baby chicks when he found a small enough space to squeeze through.My brother & his wife have a beautiful farm in Virginia that dates back before the Civil War. Paulie the Mercifal allowed this handsome owl to squeeze out the same way he squoze in.Everything's gotta eat. We understand these thungs.