This story begins with a chicken.
(With all due respect to my vegetarian/vegan readers, this is not a promotion for meat-eating...but consciousness.)
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in a 'collective skill share' - a day of women gathering to present and share their talents of quilting, massage, herbal preparation, meditation, hex sign painting, yoga, qigong, and ... butchering.
Hannah Weller is a young, enthusiastic butcher and front store manager of Dundore and Heister in Wyomissing, PA.
Once a vegetarian, she arrived at the conclusion that her concern over the deplorable state of commercial livestock farming and its impact on human, animal and environmental health would be better put to use if she got involved directly to make positive changes.