the animal farm
we stayed at a farm in this relatively small town in canterbury 40 minutes away from the city of christchurch. first of all i have to explain to you why i think that this so personal to me. as what you would call a city slicker, i absolutely detest the fact that i know so little about the entire food chain ( amongst other things)
what is lamb chop to me? it is what i find in the freezer. it is what i tell the butcher to give me when i make a purchase over the counter. i feel that the sanitized condition of how i live sickens me. it absolutely frustrates me that i do not know.
one of the shows that i recently enjoy a lot is a show called the colony. it is on discovery channel. it is about how a group of people working together ( with different skill sets) to build a society from scratch. i think as much what we know today, we don’t know enough and we have overlooked the fundamentals.
i learnt a lot while staying with chris and elaine. i cannot tell you how humbled i am when i realized how a farm is run. i just want to ask you one question – do you think we respect farmers enough? i don’t think we do. which is a shame because without them, we’d have nothing to eat and the fact that they work so hard and yet get back so little – that’s another question i ask myself constantly.
i don’t think i can throw away anything anymore without thinking about how to re-use it or finding a different way to use it..with chris and elaine – everything is maximized. if a chicken coop falls apart, they reuse everything including old nails, when they go for drives, they find apples to feed the donkey, when they eat out and if they can’t finish their food, they take it home to feed the chickens..
good honest hardworking people who knows how to build the world. i feel that we need more of these people. if you are interested in staying at a farm and see for yourself some of the nicest animals around, please pay chris and elaine a visit at warwick farm
they have enderby island rabbits -they are very rare. in fact one of the rabbits that they have at the farm – they are only 12 of them in the world. how lucky i am to have touched one of the rarest animals in the world.