My Community Stinks
I live in, what some people call, a farm town. Some thing I am very happy about. Now farming remember is not just animals, it also is vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc… Just to get things straight as well, I am not a farmer. The main highway that stretches across Canada also goes right through our town. I am also very happy that we have the fertile land area that allows for such farming to take place. Now we have been known to also have the worst smelling community ever. I am not one to disagree on that, as there are some months that it is really bad.
With all that in mind, I have some thoughts to ponder. Do you enjoy eating brussel sprouts; corn on the cob, beef, chicken, mushrooms, and this list will go on forever. We need to eat all these foods to maintain life. If you are vegetarian you still need some of these foods that farmers produce. The farmers need to maintain their land to keep up growing these foods for us. So what does that require, fertilization. That is when it gets bad. We have to remember that the fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts etc. that we enjoy, do come at a cost. The cost being, an odorous land. Some of the finished produce leaves a smell that is stronger than fertilizer it is brussel sprout stocks. Think about how strong it is for them as they work on and in it. But they do this for a living that is their lively hood. Even the flowers we enjoy looking at and the fragrances that some flowers have all need to be fertilized with that stinky stuff.
So, whether you’re passing through or live in a community that produces food for us, think about this the next time you smell that horrible odour, what food are they producing for the world to consume. Say thank you as well cause with out them we would not be enjoying the foods we eat today.