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Here's how pasture-raised meat makes us slow down - and be thankful.

Living on a farm, I’m often struck by the distinction between the hyper-efficiency and convenience of our man-made lives, and the slow and deliberate pace of plant and animal life. Often, this contrast is painted in rosy terms: Slow down! Smell the roses! Stop and take a moment to breathe! You know what, though? Sometimes stopping and smelling the roses makes things harder. Or at least that’s how it feels. After all, if they’re my roses…doesn’t that mean I have to take care of them? Feed them? Prune them? Is smelling the roses just creating more work when I’m already overwhelmed?