Arrow-right Camera

Home-grown tastes best

When I read the April 4 letter from Robert Johnson I laughed aloud, and lost my mouthful of coffee! Is he serious?

I have lived on a 40-acre farm for over eight years. Although we have seen coyotes, they have yet to take a single one of our ducks, geese, chickens, cows, calves or goats. Never has a rat, raccoon or skunk “set up shop.” Just because you don’t have a lot of space doesn’t doom you!

I can’t believe he would be against people having eggs and meat that do not come out of a factory! Has he ever cracked open an egg that was still warm from being under a hard-working hen? Seen the amazing color of the yolk compared to an egg that sat on a shelf for weeks? Tasted the difference? The only thing to fear is fear itself.

Amanda Fields



Top stories in Opinion

Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.