Saturday, May 2, 2009

Family Farms NOT Factory

Yesterday when we got to the farm, our neighbors dropped off a sign for us to post by the road. So proud to do so. If I had a huge banner, I would drape it across the whole front of the barn.

Here is a picture they emailed me yesterday morning. This is the same site that I posted pics of last week where they were digging test holes. Now there are stakes on the property. This is the first property they have placed stakes. Seems like a bad sign to me.No permit has been applied for, yet. So my eyes just teared up when I saw the picture. Not as bad as if a permit had been applied for (that will be a long, long cry, and utter sadness, believe me) but I guess I have to prepare for the worst if it happens.

I haven't given up yet though. It is an uphill battle but I am willing to do what I can to stop Petry from destroying our county.

That brings me to this. I have always liked to write. I'm working on an idea for a story. Does anyone know someone who has or is living by a factory farm? Someone who would be willing to talk or write to me? I want first-hand stories of their experience. I am also doing research on the internet but would like to talk directly if possible to the unfortunate people who have dealt with this before. So, I am asking you to think about it and let me know.


PatQ said...

Keep up the fight Barb! If there's anything I can do to help you let me know.

Zan Asha said...

I agree...and I think I have an idea...I will email you tonight!

Happy Days said...

I am sorry to say I don't know a soul who has ever lived near a factory farm. Hey, how come these particular steaks don't disappear overnight? If they were by MY house they certianly would be gone by morning's light. Everytime they went up they'd be gone by morning...debbie

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Keep up the fight and make a lot of noice about this! And I have the same question qs Happy Days, Why are they still there the next morning? They wouldn´t be here :-)

Small Footprints said...

Wow ... I hate to see factory farms take over ... or even move it. I personally believe that they are responsible, if not all then in great part, for the problems we face with foods "off the shelf" (contamination, etc.) and to world hunger.

Best of luck with the fight!

Small Footprints

Happy Days said...

Barb, just wanted to tell ya' that I have sent lizzie 4 cards so far. Hope she is getting them ok. Have you any update on how she is doing? When is her baby actually due?....debbie

Barb and Steve said...

We will keep fighting. The stakes are still there as of Sunday when we left. No one wants to tresspass I guess or they would be gone :-).
Debbie.. the baby should be fine if she goes another month. they would like to see June 10th I believe.

angie said...


I would contact Catherine Friend She wrote the Compassionate Carnivore and may have some contacts that live near CAFOs for you to speak with/interview.

Her book Hit by a Farm is a highly recommended read!

Heidi said...

OH!! Thank you for posting a link to my rant!!!! OMG!!! This is SO near and dear to my heart - I cant even get started again or I will be beyond angry! Great idea - get -r -done!!! LOL