Being attuned to the source of our sustenance is a profound connection that hunting and raising livestock afford. This primal bond takes us further towards understanding and relying on the natural world to meet our essential needs. We place immense value on understanding the life journey of the animals we depend on.
Throughout the year, we witness the ebb and flow of deer life cycles, reminding us of the sanctity of each living creature. Our goats assist us in taming wild brambles, and as seasons change, they, too, become part of our sustenance. The pigs we raise relish our leftovers, ensuring no waste in our consumption cycle. While gracing us with eggs, our chickens eventually play their part in the circle of life, be it as a hearty stew or aiding our crabbing endeavors.
When the time comes, we are dedicated to ensuring each animal's end is met humanely and with age-old traditions that honor the creature and our place in nature. Much of the wisdom and techniques associated with humanely ending an animal's life, bleeding, and processing it have faded in contemporary society. Yet, a keenly sharp Skarpari tool in our hands symbolizes our commitment: to make each hunt or cull swift and respectful, acknowledging the intricate balance of nature and our place within it.