The One Sky party over the weekend rocked! hippies, anarchists, steam punks, all kicking back, and having a great time. excellent live bands, excellent DJ's. Some great food. And very nice people.
Two big thumbs up. I would definitely do it again.
The only hard part was getting there, but that wasn't too bad during the day. The last stretch is 40minutes to an hour on dirt road. Fortunately there are a lot of great views along the road. Un fortunately the great view are caused by the patches of clear cutting you pass.
Anyway, we're kidnappin' y'all next time and making you go with us.
I was listening to NPR and I heard something that made me happy...
I'm a meat eater, but I hate what big agro does to the meat I eat. The use of feed lots is disgusting. They crowd thousands of cows together, pump them full of hormones to grow faster. then they feed them corn which is too rich for cows and causes bloat, so they have to give them antibiotics and other drugs for that. The cows are so full of chemicals that their waste, which you could normally use as fertilizer, is to toxic to use on anything and they have to store. Through all this, the cows do not have room to roam, and are not kept clean. Thelive and die in inhumane means.
Small scale farms on the other hand still free roam their cows and feed them grass. But it is hard for small farms to compete because they have to slaughter their cattle at FDA approved slaughter houses that are often hundreds of miles from their location.
Those who can use the slaughter house are finding their is huge demand for small farm cattle.
To fix this, a few of the farms are getting together to make a co-opt with an FDA approved portable slaughter house to help more small farms enter the market.
This makes the local butchers happy, as if they have more desirable meat, they can can get some business back from the huge growers/slaughters/butchers, like Tyson foods.
It also helps people achieve the 100-miles-or-less goal of olny eating food raised within 100 miles of your location. On average, the food you eat from the grocery store has travel 1200 miles to reach you. That is a lot of hydrocarbons burned. The idea is that for most people, there are a lot of diverse farms within 100 miles of where they live. If you can find ways to get food from those locations than some place a thousand miles away, you get fresher, better food, you help your local economy, and you are kinder to the environment.
So... Yeah... I'm looking forward to the mobile slaughter houses. If you are going to eat meat, this should give you a more sustainable option that will be better for you.
Dear lovers of odd music, perhaps you can helps me...
Abour 3:30 Sunday morning, I was cuddling in my tent when the chill-tent started play music with a voice over which was a court case of Doughnuts vs. Coffee. At first I thought it was Negativland, but Google is failing me in my search. Anyone know who did this track?