In this hustle and bustle world of genetically modified food, I feel the need to harvest my own. Even if we weren’t being exposed to Frankenstein level fruits, vegetables and meat; I would hunt and forage for food anyhow. With a baby on the way and mom having complications, the deer I harvest have become more valuable than ever.
It worries me as to what we are being given for food these days. Most of it is a hodgepodge of genetically modified organisms soaked in chemicals and preservatives. This is a far cry from what we were eating not even 50 years ago. Food as we know it is changing into something we may need to avoid rather than seek out. For this reason hunting, foraging, gardening, farming and fishing have become my major source of protein and vegetables. Hunting, gathering and fishing is in my blood and is something I intend on doing for the rest of my life. There is no more pure form of sustenance than that created by nature itself and we only attempt to emulate the process, which causes what you have grown to be devoid of many essential vitamins and minerals. For this reason gardening is only used to supplement what cannot be gathered in the off season.