Here is how Toys "R" Us apparently sees the world, and wants our children to see it: Nature sucks. Cheap plastic toys are great. Science education sucks. Commercialism is great. Field trips to see nature are boring. Running wild around a chain store is fantastic.
At the close of 2012, to predate the New Year (and the potential congressional changes in tax policies in the USA), we impressed a conservation easement on the entire farm.