Has anyone else out in that small globe of ours truly spent much time thinking about where what they eat comes from?
Had a rich city woman and her kids stay at the hotel I'm employed at for a week after they hit a deer on the highway and got stuck here. I got a kick out of many of her comments. One of the first was, "Why don't they keep those things in the barn?" She truly did not get the fact that deer, antelope and such are wild animals. Next she came in one night all excited, "You need to call the police. There's a horse loose in the campground next door!" I have horses, so I went to my car and got out a halter and lead. I stood at the low (knee high) fence that surrounds the campground and clicked and kissed to the "horse." It was a yearling moose. Now, I'll admit, to have a moose this low is a bit odd, but I wasn't going to catch it and return it to the mountains. Then it took me almost an hour to convince her that I didn't need to call the cops and it didn't need to be shot and wasn't all that dangerous. Part of me wanted to tell her about the coyotes regularly seen on Main Street or the mountain lion that was photographed right behind the senior center last year or the fox that raises its kits on the fairgrounds. I was afraid I would send her into hystronics. She called a crow an eagle.
To give her kids a bit of a break from the hotel room, I took them out to our place. We showed them around, let them go sledding and they helped with a bit of farm work. The daughter swore up and down she wasn't going to eat another egg because "it comes out of the a** end of a chicken." Just where did she think eggs came from?? The boy gave up milk after watching me milk the goats. His comment was about, "squeezing some hairy titties." I made the comment that I didn't eat what I didn't hunt or raise, especially when it came to meat, milk or eggs. The boy proceded to tell me that I was "a** backwards."
After they got back, they went to eat at the resturant where a friend of mine works. Their conversation was really colorful and she relayed some. The kids were wondering what was safe to eat. When mom asked what they ment, they gave her the story about tromping through the poop and where milk and eggs came from, ect. The mom commented at the end of it all that it would be nice to be home where their food was raised the right way.
Are people really THAT stupid!
I'll leave you with a quote that caught my attention from my current reading assignment, "As one farmer put it, 'Mother Nature never intended for eighty-thousand hogs to s*** in the same spot.'"