we can look at a group of growing calves -with their fat, sleek mothers looking on as they enjoy a romp in the grass between milk binges -and we can know that the living things in the space are flourishing because of our care and our partnership with nature. The evidence is there, as well, as we notice individual butterflies, birds, wildflowers, and the like growing in number and evidence of health.
The reality we all accept is some will make it and some won't. But those who do can thank their work and sacrifice and preparation, a number of skills they bring to the table, the help they get along the way, and luck. Those who don't can point to a mixture of those four elements as the reasons for it not working out.
from the start we saw that in order for us to have a farm that functioned like an ecosystem, producing good and healthy outcomes for land, livestock, wildlife, and customers, the animals would have to move across the pasture and forest almost daily
We take pride in our animal husbandry, and are always working to improve the way our animals experience life around here. The animals here are always moving to fresh, clean, forage-covered ground. In general, animals don't want to stand around in a mixture of mud and feces. And they do want to express their innate foraging instincts in a healthy ecosystem filled with diverse things to eat and enjoy.