Agrarian group

Fun on the Farm

Life on the farm is not all work! We sometimes get away for a trail ride. And we have the joy of interacting with some wonderful animals and hosting great visitors.

about Wind Dancer Ranch

It has always been, and will always be, the love of animals and nature that motivates us here at Wind Dancer Ranch. I have always felt a close affinity with animals of all species. I have been fortunate to get to know many different types of animals that have taught me that intelligence, consciousness, camaraderie, humor, and love are not unique human traits.

Given my bond with animals it might seem strange to some that we raise some animals for meat. We do it because we refuse to eat meat that was raised or slaughtered inhumanely. So our choice is either raise our own or become vegetarians. We decided to raise our own and provide meat for families who feel the same way we do.

We also have many animals who have worked their way into our hearts and will remain pets forever!

Movies and Videos

My favorite videos on healthy food, farming, and animals.

Food Inc.

Explains what has happened to our food supply in the last 50 years in a very simple and factual manner. Great "starter" video for people just learning about the issues.

The Future of Food

CHILLING. Documentary exploring the affects of genetically modified seeds, seed patents, and big Ag on the environment, farmers, and our world food supply. Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia.

Hemp Revolution

Documentary more telling about big Ag than about Hemp! by Anthony Clarke.

King Corn

Documentary by Aaron Woolf. King Corn Website

The Meatrix and The Meatrix II

The Matrix spoof on the subject of factory farms. The Meatrix The Meatrix II

BookShelf

My favorite books on healthy food, farming, and animals.
"The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan

If you read one book on the topics of "what we eat", "sustainable farming", or "to be or not to be a vegetarian" let it be this one.

"Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal" by Joel Salatin

Want to know why we have sharp words and a tone of frustration when talking about the USDA, FDA, and government in general? This book does an excellent job describing all the wonderful and sensible things we cannot do! Things that customers often beg us to do - like selling packages of bacon. A funny book on a frustrating topic.

"The Untold Story of Milk" by Ron Schmid

Explains what really happened to milk and why raw milk is vilified.

"The Soil and Health" by Sir Albert Howard

Kinda dry but really is an informative study on organic agriculture. Published in 1947!

"Asphalt to Ecosystems" by Sharon Danks

Blueprint for creating edible schoolyards.