“Two opposing philosophies of farm life”
“The farm is a food-factory, and the criterion of its success is salable products.”
“The farm is a place to live. The criterion of success is a harmonious balance between plants, animals, and people; between the domestic and the wild; between utility and beauty.”Aldo Leopold, “The Outlook for Farm Wildlife”. Also referenced by Wendell Berry, “Limits in a Prodigal Age”.