Happy Saturday everyone,I’ve mentioned that I follow Jenna Woginrich’s blog, Cold Antler Farm, at www.coldantlerfarm.blogspot.com
Jenna’s post of February 11 will take you to a wonderful talk by Joel Salatin, on the nature of chickenness and vocation and growing good food. These are all things that Jenna is exploring on her own farm. I want to give her credit for bringing Joel’s talk to me, but I’m also posting a direct link to it in case you don’t have the time for extra browsing on her site just now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T9UaP1AsMI
Salatin’s farm is PolyFace Farm: http://www.polyfacefarms.com/ . It is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Salatin loves farming, he loves animals, he loves taking care of the earth. Anything he says himself will be better and more passionately and convincingly said than I can rephrase.
If you take a look at the Chelsea Green Publishing site – www.chelseagreen.com - and put Joel Salatin into its search spot, you’ll not only find Salatin’s books, but a list of videos/talks he’s given. Chelsea Green website is brilliant for this sort of above and beyond information about its authors
The London Public Library has two of Salatin’s books: 1 copy of Everything I Want to do Is Illegal (263.8 Sal) and 3 copies of You Can Farm (630.68 Sal)
As always, your local independent book retailer can order his books for you. In London, Ontario try Oxford Book shop at 740 Richmond Street, 519-438-8336 or its website http://bookmanager.com/1682091/
I sort of hope you've not gotten this far in the post ... that you've been listening to Joel's talk!
Best wishes and I hope you had a sunny Saturday too,