“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday I showed you our old hen, Minnie Pearl, after she had been out in Wednesday's storms.


Here she is in yesterday's wind...


Much better!


Do you see the white feathers on top of her head?
That's the chicken version of going grey.
She didn't have those feathers when she was younger... they were all gold and black.
She's our oldest hen... 8 years old and still laying an occasional egg.
She's my inspiration!


Yesterday was Hubbs' birthday and a day off work to celebrate.
We took the dogs for a hike.


The turkey boys followed.


And followed.


And followed.


For about a quarter mile.


By the time we reached the outdoor arena, they lost their steam.



After traipsing through the woods...


we returned to the arena to see if the turkeys were waiting for us there.


Luckily, they had the sense to find their way home again
and were resting there when we returned.


Since the bear activity of late, we decided to check a few of the game cameras.
Sadly, there were no bear pictures.
There were, however, lots of deer...



and the usual running fox!




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