How's that for a light-hearted title?
My suburban life with pets didn't really prepare me for what it would be like to see a chicken suddenly get sick and die within a 24 hour period, or to find a rabbit suddenly succumbed to a 100 degree heat wave. Facing death so inevitably out here first threw me for a huge emotional loop. Was I a failure? Should I have even brought these animals under my care if they were only going to keel over? But as we lived and continued learning through our early summer months, I started seeing that death was not something I could avoid. And, in fact, that it might just be an important, necessary part of homesteading life.
Though it's not always an easy thing to talk about, I think this is a really important thing to discuss with folks looking to raise livestock--or any animal, really. I wrote an article for Nifty Homestead.com on the topic. Head over to their site to read it in context!
We are a husband and wife who are trying to live simply. We are learning much as we transition from life in the city to life in the country. Come along with us, and maybe you can also learn a thing or two as well.
We love writing for these fine folks as well!
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