|Bluestem Farm organic pasture|
|Bluestem Farm conventional crop land leased to neighbors|
The moral justification of eating meat can be summed up for me by these two views of our farm in winter. The first is the habitat created by grass-fed beef production. This land supports bugs, birds, snakes, rodents, deer, coyotes, and a host of soil-dwelling microbes. The second is the habitat created by soybean monoculture. It is devoid of life in winter, offering neither food nor shelter to wildlife.