There is a new Breed of Farmers here in Maine……. they come to the land they live and work on with a whole new and refreshing understanding of their place on the Land. They see their farm as an ecosystem in which ALL THE PARTS NEED TO BE PRESENT….IF THEY WANT THEIR LAND TO BE HEALTHY AND BALANCED.
So they see the need for carnivores to be present on their farm! And they understand their responsibilities in order to coexist with the carnivores. FIRST: protect the carnivores on their farm from human exploitation….they understand that their carnivores need to live stable lives free from human persecution, if they are going to be able to coexist with them. SECOND: practice good animal husbandry …and one of those practices is the use of guardian animals.
SO COME TO THE COMMON GROUND FAIR ON SEPTEMBER 21 from 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM for our first ever in Maine Forum: “Guardian Animals in Sustainable Farming”. Our Forum will include expert breeders and caregivers of Guard Dogs, Guard Llamas, Guard Donkeys, and leading farmers who have successfully been using these Guardians to protect their animals. In addition, the ultimate expert on fencing will be there to share his expertise and experiences…as he also has sheep and uses guardian animals. Look for us at the Livestock Speakers tent. You will walk away with your head “spinning” with excitement and wonder!