I feel like I’m beating a dead horse here, but this sort of thing just infuriates me.
We treat our farm animals well but they are our food source.
No, they don’t, and no, they aren’t. Allowing goats to “free range” because you’re too lazy/cheap to put up proper fencing is not treating them well. Using makeshift shelters for them is not treating them well. Chickens are absolutely doomed on that property. They’ve never been able to keep a flock of hens alive for any appreciable amount of time. And hence, there is only a miniscule amount of food coming from livestock, so little it’s hardly worth mentioning.
By the way, hens are probably the easiest type of livestock-for-food in existence. House them well (and the housing doesn’t have to be human-sized, ours is chicken-sized), protect them from predators, feed and water them, and gather the eggs. If that’s too big a challenge, you’re just not gonna make it.
And the better you treat your farm animals the better food you get.
Yeah, Nicole ought to actually implement some of the stuff she quotes instead of just saying it and pretending she knows what it means.
We also buy grocery store food.
A rough estimate would be that 99.9999999% of the food consumed by the Naugler family comes from commercial sources, including a good bit of processed and fast food.
We aren’t fully sustainable.
They aren’t even partially sustainable. They don’t even begin to approach sustainability. They have no water source on their land. They have two small solar panels and a generator (powered by gasoline that they have to buy elsewhere). This is simply a ridiculous statement.
It’s a process. We will get there.
At the rate they are going, they will not get there. In order to get there, one must start. They haven’t started that I can see. It’s been more than three years since they “started,” and they have accomplished virtually nothing.
This is like getting in a row boat in Tampa Bay, headed for Europe, and saying, “It’s a process. I will get there.”
But we prefer our home grown food.
What “home-grown” food? You mean the rabbit that would have afforded each member of that massive family a tiny taste? Or the handful of tomatoes that would have done the same?
This farce is comparable to a New York City apartment dweller who raises a tomato plant on his balcony, harvests three tomatoes and then says, “I’m not fully sustainable yet. It’s a process, but I will get there.”
What happened to the pig?