Thursday, August 14, 2008
For whatever reason, Monsanto was there at the event, after just purchasing thousands of acres of land on the North Shore, and it was frustrating to see them there. I had to walk away from their tent before I started spouting angry words. My friend spoke to them, however, and they had well-scripted BS answers to his questions about organic farming.
The 4-H projects reminded me of how I grew up in a rural part of the mainland US. The smells of hay and sounds of animals were comforting. Watching the newborn baby chicks popping out of their shells and the older ones scurrying around was very sweet.