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paul wheaton
Post     Subject: Re: Nice Book Review: Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Covered a bit in podcast 060

Michael Radelut
Post     Subject: Re: Nice Book Review: Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

If he didn't exist, one would have to invent him - what a remarkable guy.

And if anyone here knows his number, I think this is the form to fill out; 18 minutes is all he'll ever need :
http://www.ted.com/nominate/speaker
Jami McBride
Post     Subject: Nice Book Review: Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer by Joel Salatin


  Read it here at the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund non-profit website:

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/sheer-ecstasy-boyd.htm


Joel Salatin writes:

    “Every day I make thousands of beings happy. … I love moving chickens, cows, and pigs because I know how happy it makes them. …

    Industrial foodists believe farmers like me are barbarians and Luddites. …to them, I’m a lunatic.

    Indeed, I’m having the time of my life. Earthworms dance in my fields. Pigs fully express their pigness. Eggmobiles sanitize the fields. Enthusiastic young people work and learn. …

    My goal in this book is to encourage the righteous side and to have fun doing it. Let’s embrace being lunatics. Most great prophets were considered lunatics in their day. His contemporaries thought Jesus had a devil. Our side can either respond with hand wringing and despondency, or we can have fun enjoying our answers. Our truth. We can enjoy the sheer ecstasy of being lunatic farmers, either by proxy or for real. Welcome aboard. “