Great, great post: Why I farm. If you like dogs, read all of Dr. McConnell's books and tune into her blog.
Along a similar vein, I'm currently reading The Earth Has a Soul: C.G. Jung on Nature, Technology and Modern Life, edited by Meredith Sabini. Dr. Jung was a perceptive fellow.
In other news, don't ever visit the dentist on Friday the 13th. I discovered today that all the dentists the wide world over have made a secret pact to sharpen their instruments every Thursday the 12th. True story.