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Mamushi Nature Farmed Swine: What is a Nature farmed pig?

Updated on September 15, 2015

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A pig feeding and holding area undergoing anti-erosion measures. New ecological methods and anti erosion techniques are researched here.
A pig feeding and holding area undergoing anti-erosion measures. New ecological methods and anti erosion techniques are researched here. | Source

What is a Mamushi Nature Farm Swine Initiative?

Japanese Nature farming was not designed to include the farming of animals. Mamushi Nature farming is a Japanese Nature farming methodology that does, however, include both plants and animals. Mamushi Nature farm holds fast to the idea that humankind, from the beginning of their existence, were hunter-gatherers. Hunter-gatherers eat both plants and animals. Maybe we will evolve to a time in the future where we will only eat plants. We have not arrived at that point in time yet as a race of humans.

Having said the above, it has been my intention as the founder of a new approach to Japanese Nature Farming to include both plants and animals. I studied Mokichi Okada's approach for 4 years while I was residing in Gotemba, Japan, a location at the base of Mount Fuji. Meishi-Sama (Mokichi Okada) (1882-1955 C.E.) was the founder of the Church of World Messianity, Johrei and a Japanese Nature Farming Methodology.

My 4 years in Japan, which enabled me to observe, and oftentimes, work with Japanese Nature farmers, was just enough time to acquire a basic understanding of agribusiness methods as practiced by this religious community.

Japanese Nature farmed foods, which are strictly vegetables and fruits, are undisputedly, the very best foods that money can purchase at any price. The foods are absolutely beautiful and the tastes of the different foods are perfectly flawless.

I experienced a mild depression upon having to leave the ecological niche where I lived in Japan, to return to my home in the United States of America, because it was one of the most perfect places where I have ever lived. I enjoyed the best health that I have ever had living there, at the base of Mount Fuji. Having had the opportunity to climb to the top of the mountain Fuji once a year for 4 years, the mountain presented more to me than a visual image of an inactive volcano (or maybe active, it still may be active, to a degree, I don't really know. I don't know if anyone actually knows for sure of its life, that is, its activity level). Anyway, the mountain is special to anyone who has ever seen it, whether they be a Japanese person or a non-Japanese person. The mountain has meaning and a spirituality that cannot be described in words for those individuals who are fortunate enough to have climbed to the top of it. One's relationship to the mountain occurs "as one experience the climb" and "the decent from the mountain." Being on top of the mountain does not involve "the suffering experience of going up and going down" the mountain.

Where am I going with all of this? What ever happen to the main theme of this composition, "The idea of a Mamushi Nature Farm Swine Initiative?"

Well, ideas for how I would approach Agribusiness after I returned to my birthplace, family farm, came to me while I was living and enjoying Life at the base of Mount Fuji. My valley, here at Mamushi Nature Farm, is a very special ecological niche also, by the way. I always say, Love grows here. Therefore, everything that lives here, whether it be people, farm animals, domestic animals, or plants, contains Love within their substance and their spirit. By the way, we here at Mamushi believe that spiritual things or ideas are also tangible. In other words, here at Mamushi Nature Farm everything has "substance."

Our swine are valuable, above and beyond what you will get if you procure pork from other places, because of the stewardship that we exercise over them. We own nothing here at Mamushi Nature Farm. We honor the idea that we have dominion over them, a concept given to us by God.

As it reads in Genesis 1:26-28,
"And God said,

Let us make man in our image,

after our likness:

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,

and over the fowl of the air,

and over the cattle,

and over all the earth,

and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

So God created man in his own image,

in the image of God created he him;

male and female created he them.

And God blessed them,

and God said unto them,

Be fruitful, and multiply,

and replenish the earth, and subdue it:

and have dominion over the fish of the sea,

and the fowl of the air,

and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."


And this is the way it was, then,

and this is the way it is, now,

and this is the way it always will be, forever.

Amen.

I approach agribusiness walking in the same footprints that Adam and Eve left behind. I walk upon the same pathway that the greatest farmers, scholars and believers walked upon, who came before me.

And this is the way it is.

As we go, Peace.

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    • Dr. Haddox profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Freddie Haddox 

      3 years ago from a Franklin, Tennessee native, who travels globally.

      Japanese Nature Farming, as established by Mokichi Okada, is actually a Practical Theology, if one wants a technical definition of what is going on here. I was able to earn a Master's degree from Vanderbilt University's Divinity School, which helped me to understand better, the theoretical and theological foundation upon which the concept of Nature Farming is based. Actually, the founder of Nature Farming meant for Nature Farming to apply only to plants since his new religion is a lot like Buddhism when it comes to what one is advised to eat. Buddhists like to eat plants as opposed to eating animals. I, basically, established a new school of thought, an approach to Nature Farming that accommodated animals as a source of quality foods. My religious thinking, and thinking about foods, evolved from a Hebrew Bible foundation that can be understood by an easy read of the books of Moses, as found the Hebrew Bible. To the contrary, Mokichi Okada's background, as a child was basically Shinto/ Buddhism. I have taken a lot of time and space to write about this because my legacy is, in a small measure, based upon Japanese Nature Farming and upon my methodologies the I have called " Mamushi Nature Farming."

      Elaboration, upon the methodologies of Nature Farming, would take us far beyond the scope of this short answer to your question.

      Thanks for giving me a chance to explain an important part of my work.

    • Taranwanderer profile image

      Taranwanderer 

      3 years ago

      I don't eat pork, but this is quite interesting. Wasn't much aware of the differences between Japanese farming of this kind and any other farming

    • Dr. Haddox profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Freddie Haddox 

      3 years ago from a Franklin, Tennessee native, who travels globally.

      Mamushi Nature Farm is an organic farm located in Franklin, Tennessee. It's a family farm that's been around for more than a hundred years. Thanks.

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      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Interesting hub

      Never heard about Mamushi Nature Farm before

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