The second instalment in my Organics photo project is here! It’s been over a year since my last post about the Daybreak Mill in this on going project looking at various aspects of Organic farming. This time around, we are looking at harvesting honey.
Most people are unaware that the majority of human civilization depends not on new, cutting edge technology, iPhones or indoor plumbing. What we do depend on are tiny, buzzing, stinging, pollinating insects known as bees. Yes, bees. They have an enormous part to play in the human food supply and it turns out we need them a lot more than they need us. And they are in trouble. Read on… (more…)
Well kiss my grits! I got printed in Rural Roots Magazine! My photo that I did as part of my on going Organic Project has been printed in the fall 2013 edition. The magazine was running a story by Alvin Scheresky and they came across my shoot with Nicole Davis, the new proprietor of Day Break Mill. They wanted to run a segment on the idea of Ancient Grains and Modern Mills. I’m stoked to have my image in print! It’s a very nice spin off of a personal photography project. To me it underlines the idea that if you seek fame and recognition, you won’t find it. But if you pursue your passion and do it because you love it, great things will surely follow. 😎 Big thanks to Rural Roots Magazine for running my photo and for bringing attention to this great part of the country we call home!
Since Canada has been undergoing it’s wide scale urbanization over the past several decades, people have gotten further away from the land. By that I mean, it is widely held that food comes from a grocery store, packaged in plastic. It’s clear that there is a veil of cellophane over many peoples’ eyes about the truth. Our food doesn’t come from a grocery store. It is produced on the land, be it meat, grains, dairy or vegetables. There are still a select few who live closer to the land than many of our urbanized counterparts. I include myself in the former group. 🙂 I admire many of the elderly people I know (I’m talking 90+) who lived growing up on the farm. Having chicken for supper meant walking down to the chicken coop, axe in hand. A far cry from today’s styrofoam container experience!
I decided to put together this little photo-essay documentary about the “organic” experience that hunters still have with the land, the animals they hunt and/or farm, and the end result of that labour: food for the table. More specifically, smoked sausage made from deer, moose, elk and pork.
The images are real life – they contain scenes of life, death and blood. Be advised. But, in living and operating this way, we know exactly where our food comes from, and what’s in it. Our people have been living this way for generations. “100 mile challenges” weren’t pithy movements, they were everyday life! And, thankfully for some of us, they still are. 😎
All the shots here were taken on either a cellphone camera, iPod camera or Nikon V1.