Brighter Days Ahead


Brighter Days

guided by stewards
inspiration evokes change
I see brighter days



I see brighter days for two reasons. 1.) I simply wish that the rain would cease.
and 2.) Because of people like Joel Salatin.



Cody and I attended "An Evening with Joel Salatin" tonight. It was a great presentation that entertained and inspired. Joel owns and operates Polyface, Inc., a farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The virtual tour he gave us during the talk had some wonderful photos, and along the way, he revealed mind blowing revelations. Joel is a true visionary. Really. I hope to share more about Polyface, Inc in the future, and maybe even head that way for a long weekend as the weather begins to warm. We have been dying to go camping in the Shenandoah Valley for awhile now :)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Posted in Haiku Friday, Photostory Friday, & Hooked On

32 comments:

  1. the name sounds familiar. I wonder if he was mentioned in The Omnivore's Dilemma as one of the organic farmers ..

    very sunny and cheerful photo!

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  2. glad you had a great evening. I bet it would be beautiful to camp there in the fall.

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  3. I'm reading your haiku with a more profound meaning...yes it means more to me, thanks!

    Happy Friday...

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  4. Love the golden tones in your photo and your haiku, too. Thank you for introducing me/us to Joel Salatin. The video was fantastic. I love his attitude and mission in life. I love the way he set out the ramp for the chickens and greeted them "good morning." How special is that?

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  5. yes indeed, brighter days ahead!!

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  6. What a great guy,.. I'd have enjoyed that evening, I'm sure. I like his philosophy, wish more people thought that way.

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  7. Really fantastic!
    What a lovely post.

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  8. i had read about polyface before. extraordinary undertaking. we should be hoping that the rain stops in north dakota right now. weather rages on there. have a great weekend.

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  9. What a beautiful photo - hope you see some sunny skies soon!

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  10. Polyface - I've heard of that. Ah yes, probably omnivore's dilemna or something. Still need to watch the video you included.

    That top photo is so golden I just love it.

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  11. What an inspiration! I wish more people realized the importance of small farms. I hope to have my own small hobby farm when we move. Chickens, goats, guineas, donkeys, I'm so excited to think about it! Thanks for posting this great story.

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  12. beautiful poem--love the "stewards" imagery.

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  13. beautiful picture!
    we are all stewards over our little plots of earth!

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  14. Thank you so much for the intro to Joel Salatin - looking forward to hearing more from him!

    TGIF!
    Tink *~*~*
    Fort Myers Beach Moon

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  15. a beautiful photo of the twilight hour!

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  16. Brighter days...yes, please.

    Lovely haiku.

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  17. He has a good soul...knows his purpose here. He is teaching a lot of people too, I just know it.
    What a great place to stay...let us know if you make it there.
    You are good at those Haiku too, aren'tcha???
    xo

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  18. Great photo, poem and video, thanks!

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  19. Gorgeous photo and a wonderful haiku. I cannot write a haiku to save my life and yours are always wonderful.

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  20. lovely photo - do you know what the dried plants are?

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  21. Meadowlark Days: It is Queen Anne's Lace.

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  22. I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! I love this shot. The golden tones are scrumptious!

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  23. Wow, your blog is quite lovely. I've bookmarked it.

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  24. I can identify with what this guy is saying-------cottonreel

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