The Changing Ontario Farm Landscape and Animal Housing

I love the old barns. They served their purpose. Hay was stored above and during the winter was thrown down below, where the animals were housed. In the summer, the animals would be outside in the barnyard and beyond, on pasture.

Today, practices have changed. Barnyards have disappeared and on many farms, there is not a blade of grass to be seen. Animals never see the light of day. This is neither Ag1.0 or Ag3.0, where farming works with nature and is practiced as nature would.

Dairy cows never leave their stalls on this farm
Dairy cows never leave their stalls on this farm

Published by Kaytlyn Creutzberg, BSc, NSch, MA

#SayItLikeItIs: Kaytlyn writes not only about applying a spiritual care therapeutic model to farming, but also how collective cultural narratives impact the choices we make that result in a pervasive "don't care" attitudinal construct towards Earth and Her landscapes. (formerly Gayl)

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