My name is Tara. My hubby and I are still cuckoo in love with each other after all these years. We have three daughters ages 26, 22, and 15.75 (update, officially 16). I’m deeply devoted to the land and the humane treatment of animals. I believe it’s a moral imperative to give the animals we eat a humane, maybe, dare I say, a wonderful life while they’re here. Our animals are not pets, they’re much more than that. The truth is, butchering our animals is the worst job we have, but it’s a responsibility I refuse to turn from because it hurts me to do it. I also refuse to shortchange my animals or myself by not developing relationships with these astounding creatures. Everything we care for will die one day. That’s no reason to live on the periphery.