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About Livestock

I have a confession to make:  my heart and mind have changed when it comes to livestock.   I think I might be a totally reformed former cowgirl.

This started when we took our market steer Marvin to San Antonio a few years ago. He had been living with a heifer named Mia, and they were very strongly bonded.  When we came home without Marvin, Mia went into a deep depression that lasted several weeks.  I knew after that that I could never be part of raising another market animal.

But our business revolved heavily around others raising animals for market.  I have remained moderately conflicted about this and changed my diet to reflect where my heart was.  Full disclosure, I did re-introduce animal protein into my diet to aid in the management of diabetes.

This year, I received an invite to an upcoming livestock auction in a few weeks.  With the invite was a picture of the student's goat, who will be going to auction.  As soon as I saw the photo, I realized my heart and mind had indeed changed.  Though I have spent tens of thousands of dollars buying these market animals in the past, this year I will not be buying any animals.

Instead, I will support the students involved in horticulture and art projects.  

It's a huge shift and change, but for me, its the right choice.

Comments

Kathy Schenewerk:

Do you sell pot belly pigs or teacup pigs? If not can you recommend someone in Houston. I live in Cypress Tx. Thank you!!

Nov 26, 2018

Terri Smith:

Trace – hey there, here’s the candle place that I was telling you about. I sold these candles for years and can vouch for them being the best candle that I’ve ever purchased. Call or message Robert, aka Bobby Scocozzo at: https://scent-team.com/corporate

Bobby and Charlie, the owners, are both wonderful men who have good moral convictions and are dedicated to their community.

These candles have all the benefits of candles but none of the negatives of other candles.

These candles are made from a renewable palm wax, are triple scented, and double wicked.

The best part is that they smell great!pnand there’s no black burn off.

Just an FYI, you can use your own logo on the labels!

Best wishes. Terri

Nov 12, 2018

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