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Friends group raising $3.6M to save 5 acres of Toronto Waldorf School land

At stake here — saving five acres of biodynamic gardens on an anthroposophical campus — from encroaching suburban sprawl. Photo via Friends of Toronto Waldorf School Foundation.

In case you’ve been wondering why posts on the Bovine have been so sparse lately, one contributing factor may be the editor’s pre-occupation with a controversy closer to home. The Toronto Waldorf School (TWS) has not figured much on the Bovine to date, although the school’s parking lot was, until a few years ago, the meeting place for contact with farm-share members in the city. And although we’ve never mentioned it, many of the Glencolton farm-share or cowshare members have in some way been connected with the school, either as parents or faculty. Continue reading


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CFIA came to Montana Jones’ farm…

They came, they saw the lambs, but they did not kill them… at least not yet. Will they be back? Montana posted the following pictures and commentary on her Facebook page yesterday:

CFIA Doug McLeod and Duane Boyd telling Montana they’ve arrived to kill the 4 lambs. — with Montana Jones at Wholearth Farmstudio.

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Michael Schmidt speaks out on CFIA’s slaughter of the 31? Shropshire sheep

From Michael Schmidt: Michael Schmidt Statement regarding the senseless slaughter of 31 Sheep by the CFIA

Screen capture from Michael Schmidt’s Facebook page. Click image to go there and watch video. You may need to be a Facebook member to view this video.

Today is June the 13th 2012

I was born 58 years ago today, 9 years after the war ended in Europe.

I have been witness to the emotional and physical aftermath of the horror, which the world experienced and as a result of the millions of innocent people killed.

My relentless questioning about the circumstances which led to the horrific moral and spiritual disaster in Germany, made me aware about our every day responsibility to be awake and always alert.

Alert about Government’s growing disregard for our freedom and our fundamental right, which has led many times in history to unforeseen consequences and brutal regimes. Continue reading


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“LIKE” the new “Support Verner Herschberger” page on Facebook

LIKE the new Support Vernon Herschberger Facebook page. Click image to go there.

Verner Herschberger seems to be the man of the hour these days on the North American raw milk scene. Now that Amish dairyman Dan Allgyer has (quite understandably) thrown in the towel after years of harassment over supplying raw milk to a private buying club in another state, lots of people are wondering how Vernon Herschberger is going to fare in his ongoing struggle to follow his conscience and continue supplying people with whom he has privately contracted. Continue reading


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Things you just can’t say on Facebook

Here’s one of them apparently. I try and try but this post won’t go through:

Click image above to go to the Dammit Janet post.

Was it something I said?

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Even Dalton McGuinty’s Facebook friends are urging him to “just talk to” Michael Schmidt about the raw milk


Meanwhile over on the Support Michael Schmidt Facebook page: Continue reading


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Facebook founder to kill his own meat

From Patricia Sellers on CNN Money:

Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese. Now he’s determined to get in touch with his food. If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren’t trembling, they should be.

When he’s not too busy connecting people across the universe, Mark Zuckerberg is pursuing a new “personal challenge,” as he calls it. “The only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve killed myself,” says the Facebook founder and CEO.

It’s an odd dietary direction for the 27-year-old Internet billionaire, but since he has taken to killing goats, pigs and chickens, “I’m eating a lot healthier foods. And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” he says. “It’s easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day.” Continue reading

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More from Saturday’s third annual raw milk symposium in Minnesota

from Michael Schmidt:

The arts and agriculture intersect at Minnesota raw milk symposium yesterday.

In the photo above Michael Schmidt is posing with respected raw milk author David Gumpert and painter Lynn Maderich. In the background is the oil painting Lynn made featuring some North American raw milk rebels.  Continue reading

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Farmers plan “tractorcade” Saturday in Madison WI to support workers’ rights

From the event’s Facebook page:

a snippet from the event's Facebook page. Note that 3,358 people indicated they are attending.

“Next week, farmers from across the dairyland will bring tractors and solidarity to the WI capitol to fight for labor rights and a just state budget. Rural communities will be disproportionately hurt by the cuts to education and badgercare, and farmers in Wisconsin stand with state workers, and all working and middle class families in the state. The event is sponsored by Family Farm Defenders and the Wisconsin Farmers Union. All farmers and eaters welcome and encouraged to come!

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Farmer Michael Schmidt on the role of Cow Share Canada in establishing respected raw milk standards

Michael weighs in on the discussion about Cow Share Canada and it’s emerging role in the raw milk marketplace:

Michael Schmidt is on his way home.

I reviewed with interest the responses to my last post on the Bovine and on several Facebook pages.

Once again it is remarkable how quickly people jump to conclusions with or without in fact knowing all the relevant facts.

The repeated call for CSC guidelines to be published indicates as if there is the assumption that CSC has assumed the authority to supervise the raw milk production or control the raw milk market.
Nothing is further from the truth. Any farmer can jump into the raw milk market under the cow share model if they wish to do so. They can create their own safety standards, their own cow share contracts and their own way of marketing be it on or off the farm. Continue reading


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