John Charlton and his gutsy camera man Earl were at the farm this past Saturday, John had contacted me about doing a piece on the farm and I had assumed it would be a 30 minute shoot and a 15 to 30 second piece on the nightly news....
WOW !!! What a great job they did getting the material, they were here for five hours and anyone who can get a camera in Newt the bull's face while he is eating has got guts!!! Earl got his exercise and he ran from shot to shot, went through 5 batteries and I think 6 tapes.
John had asked if I had anyone who could do an on air testimonial, I asked Van Brown if he and his wife Beth could do that and they agreed. They spent a good 30 minutes or more being questioned and providing their thoughts on our products, I purposely did not listen to the interview as I want to see it on the air just like anyone else. A heart felt THANK YOU to both of them.
Olive the 600 pound sow provided some pig nose moisture to Earls camera, some turkeys got out, Andrew the calf bull ran and ran and ran around the pastures, the cows provided lots of moo's, chickens clucked, roosters crowed, turkeys gobbled and pigs squealed and grunted all for the sound tract to the clip.
John says he wished they could do a hour with what they have but it will probably be broken down in to a four or five minute piece and air the day before thanksgiving. A soon as I have a definate date and time I will post it here.
Many many thanks to Fox 61, John and Earl for the extrodinare effort they put in to this piece to show how important it is to treat your animals humanely and with kindness. The whole gang at Footsteps Farm in indebted to these folks for trying to tell the story of a small farm who is striving to make a difference in what people think of as real food.
If just one person steps out of the supermarket and on to a small farm that they find through a place like localharvest.org it will all be worth the effort.
Thanks John and Earl, Van and Beth, we'll be sure to add you to our invite list for our next pig roast.