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August 13th, 2014
The day of chicken harvest is always one of mixed emotions. There is nervousness, discomfort, sadness, pride, but overwhelmingly there is a sense of reverence, a word that we use often as we prepare ourselves for this community work. We feel reverence for the birds that are giving their life to sustain us. Reverence for the process of providing food for our community. For me, it’s also a reverence for the campers and counselors that allow themselves to be a part of this powerful morning. On the day of the chicken harvest, Mike Tholen, our farm manager, read the following passage by John Burroughs, reiterating the importance of connecting to the world in which we live. Burroughs writes: To see the fire that warms you or, better yet, to cut...