Happy Autumnal Equinox!!! We normally like to have a fire in celebration of Fall’s arrival, but we’re a little nervous because we’ve loaded our fire ring with cardboard and wood scraps and with it being dry we didn’t want to cause a forest fire from sparks flying into the woods. We’ve decided we can wait to celebrate Fall once we have our first rainfall, so hopefully happens sometime this fall.
It was great for us to see all the youth across the world skipping school to bring awareness that we and our policy leaders need to take action in dealing with our climate change crisis. We farmers feel indebted to Greta Thunberg for taking action and inspiring so many youth who’ll be inheriting this world from the impacts on the Earth that the generations over the past 50 years have caused. We at MHO also feel inspired that a coalition of farmers have sent a letter to Congress urging their support for the Green New Deal, while this group may not be representative of many of the big agribusiness farms, it has had an impact on these farmers and an incentive that they need to take action so they have a seat at the table in formulating solutions for climate change. While Greta doesn’t think our Green New Deal requires enough action to save our planet, us farmers think it is a good starting point for the United States of America. We love this quote from Greta, “No matter how political the background to this crisis may be, we must not allow this to continue to be a partisan political question. The climate and ecological crisis is beyond party politics. And our main enemy right now is not our political opponents. Our main enemy now is physics. And we can not make deals with physics.”
Your Farmers (and cleaning staff),
Carl and Julie
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