Joshua Rockwood status report

I’ve been keeping an eye on Joshua Rockwood’s case, because this sort of thing could make or break sustainable farming.  Animals belong outdoors.  They need access to shelter and water, but it takes a foot of snow before my sheep lose interest in pasture time.  When it’s 14 degrees out it’s not always viable to leave liquid water out 24×7, but as long as the livestock are generously watered twice a day they do just fine.

Here is the latest day in court for Joshua:

http://www.bedlamfarm.com/2015/04/27/a-good-day-for-joshua-rockwood-loaded-rides-and-management-fees/

Here is his GoFundMe campaign:

http://www.gofundme.com/pbp7go

And although I don’t believe they are involved in this particular case, here is a larger fund protecting the direct relationship between farmers and consumers (mostly focused on raw milk issues):

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/