A Love Letter to Midwest Farmers

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Midwest farmers now have a reason for new hope and success.

Midwest Farmers and New Decade 2020

As a reader of my blog you know that I grew up on a farm in the Midwest, and was a very heavy meat eater. We consumed milk from dairy cattle, and of course we ate eggs with almost every breakfast. Being extremely unhealthy, I weighed 100 pounds more than my body structure. I was obese, couldn’t breath normally, and was very sick.

All that started changing in 2012. Living alone in an apartment, I had just made a large dinner of two pork chops, mashed potatoes, gravy and peas. Then I sat down to flip through the tv channels.

I accidentally stumbled across a channel showing pigs being tortured and killed, heinously. They were crushed between big industrial-sized metal pieces. These living, feeling beings screamed in agony and pain. And a person doesn’t forget that horrible sound. After I had already eaten a couple bites of the pork chops, I began to cry. Completely devastated, I threw out the entire plate of dead pig’s meat. Consequently, I vowed to start living a much more healthy and compassionate lifestyle. You can read my previous article about this here

It is now almost 8 years later, and I’m still 99.99 percent plant based, however, still eat salmon once in a while. I’m a million times healthier and happier.

Hope for Midwest Farmers

I was inspired to write this article after I recently read an article about the decline of the farms in the Midwest. It’s about John and Mary Reickmann of WI, and other farmers who are experiencing major problems. Most of these issues are because of the lack of people who are no longer eating meat or drinking cow’s milk or eggs. You can read this article here.

But, there’s hope……great hope for future plant based farmers. So, I’m not an expert, by any means, but there’s a growing list of former beef/dairy farmers that are taking the plunge and moving to growing fruits, vegetables, nut trees. Hence, it’s a great response to the growing needs of the world waking up and becoming healthier.

Some of the many plants that can be grown in the Midwest include the following.

  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Asparagus
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Cold Hardy Bamboo
  • Cold Hardy Lilacs
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Apricots
  • Cherries

Another list of plants include nut trees. These include:

  • Hazelnuts
  • Chestnuts
  • Black Walnuts
  • Cold Hardy Almonds

Great news for plant based milk drinkers

Nut based milks are gaining amazing popularity. Many people I know, have switched to nut based milks for their health alone. And these people are reaping their benefits. Personally, I haven’t ingested cow’s milk for almost eight years now. Because the benefits are so great, I consume almond milk, hazelnut milk, and other nut based products, like ice cream.

One particular brand that stands out are in many stores available to the public. So Delicious Brand is an amazing company and you can see their products here.

So, after discovering this YouTube Video it’s possible to prosper by growing plants. Yes, it may take some time, but the world is forever leaning towards plants, not animals or their byproducts.

Another article that intrigued me is the following: Here it is.

Then there’s the idea of leaving all sentient beings to live a happy life. The following is an excellent article. It proves former beef/dairy farmers who, incredibly, transformed their lives. Read it here.

Accordingly, you can go to my resources page and find an extensive list of documentaries and videos. As a result of watching them, they just might transform your life for the best outcome. They certainly changed my life for the better.

Furthermore, when eating mostly plants, rather than flesh, makes a world of difference in your health. Besides, I have first hand knowledge. You slim down, feel lighter mentally, emotionally, and physically. Thus, that is great news for all the Midwest farmers out there. It’s not only possible to transition to plant based farms, but it’s likely you will succeed and thrive in this new plant based world.

Finally, I would like to leave you with a video that arrived this New Year’s Day, and put a smile on my face. Sanctuary Video