Heph'zibah And Beulah Farms, A Family Company

O R G A N I Z E D  B O D I E S

Endowed with Life and Voluntary Motion

cow  bull  ewe  ram  doe  buck  hen  rooster  jenny  jake  goose gander

thirdly, the renegade farmers are cultivating the creatures to grow earth's best tasting foods

the work of our hands described through our favorite quotes . . .

two meanings of delicious Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

If goats had a word for delicious, it would have two meanings.
The first would be: I like this.
The second would be: This is what my body needs.
For goats, they are the same thing.

muzzle not Deuteronomy 24:4

You shall not
muzzle an ox
in its threshing.

life redefined Excerpt from An Animal’s Place, The New York Times Magazine, November 10, 2002, by Michael Pollan

More than any other institution, the American industrial animal farm offers a nightmarish glimpse of what capitalism can look like in the absence of moral or regulatory constraint. Here in these places life itself is redefined–as protein production–and with it suffering. That venerable word becomes “stress,” an economic problem in search of a cost-effective solution, like tail-docking or beak-clipping or, in the industry’s latest plan, by simply engineering the “stress gene” out of pigs and chickens. “Our own worst nightmare” such a place may well be; it is also real life for the billions of animals unlucky enough to have been born beneath these grim steel roofs, into the brief, pitiless life of a “production unit” in the days before the suffering gene was found.

complex relations Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882). Origin of Species.

I am tempted to give one more instance showing how plants and animals remote in the scale of nature, are bound together by a web of complex relations.

unity W.W. Yellowlees M.B., Ch.B., Food And Health In The Scottish Highlands

The concept of unity in the health of the soil, plants, animals and man seems to be beyond the comprehension of professional leaders with their passion for specialization and their consequent limited vision.

a heritage The Livestock Conservancy

A heritage chicken is one that in superlative degree of comparison –

(1) Must be reproduced and genetically maintained through natural mating and is the result of naturally mating pairs of both grandparent and parent stock;

(2) Grows at a rate of moderate to slow development, reaching market weight in no less than 16 weeks, during which time it develops a strong skeletal structure and healthy organs; and

(3) Possesses the genetic ability to live a long, vigorous life and thrive in the rigors of pasture-based, outdoor production systems.