Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's My Beach Bag Baby & Don't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes!

A week off from school and all the kids are itching for summer. I must confess I'm getting the itch as well. Leen's summer blues must be a little more intense because she's is in the process of designing a beach bag that she hopes I'll make for her. Once she finishes her design requests, I'll share the making of it.

Here's something interesting I stumbled upon in my local paper this weekend, a yarn CSA! If you did a double take you're not alone. Here's the link. I know, wool's not vegan but this small farm seems to be going a long way to keeping their treatment of the sheep humane and supporting this CSA means supporting local business.

Can you call yourself vegan and support something like this? Personally, I think it's a tough call but in an effort to keep my dollars supporting small, local business I'd lean toward saying yes. What do you think?

Additional Note:
Here's a snippet from the Fall CSA share regarding their care of the sheep.
Our farm practices humane animal husbandry, we are “predator friendly” and none of our animals are ever sold for meat. The sheep and goats graze on organic pasture 9 months out of the year. We supplement with quality hay and a custom-made whole grain ration.


Anonymous said...

If you don't have a problem with it, then there isn't a problem :)

Ruthie said...

Sheep are so cute. :-) My parents owned sheep for awhile and I thought it a peaceful, sweet hobby that a lot of animal lovers have.

If the farm also raise the sheep to provide lamb for local restaurants and stores, I might rethink it though. You may be subconsciously supporting the consumption of lamb. But it's your choice!

Katie said...

I thought about that Ruthie but check out the snippet I added from their website. They specifically say none of their animals are ever sold for meat. I think that's what makes all the difference to me.

Ruthie said...

Totally awesome. :-) That was my only concern.