“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

Satisfaction

There are two times in every day that I feel an immense sense of satisfaction.
The first one occurs quite early...
while feeding and watering all of the precious souls who count on me.


The second is right after everyone is fed for the last time in the evening,
and tucked in for the night.
I always have such a sense of peace as I return home
knowing that everyone is happy and healthy.


It's a little like it was when my kids were kids.

You know how it feels...
when they were little...
after baths were given and stories read...
tucked safely into bed...
the kitchen cleaned up from dinner and the toys picked up from the day...
that sense of satisfaction that you feel as your head hits the pillow...
right before becoming comatose.


And then as teenagers...
when they are finally home for the night and tucked safe and sound in their beds...
and you know that everyone made it safely through another day.

That sort of satisfaction (and sometimes exhaustion)!

The photos for this post were from yesterday's sunrise.
When I reached the barn, the sky looked like this...
just a few embers glowing on the horizon.


I was glad I had my camera, because it very quickly progressed...


and just as quickly was gone.
Spectacular.


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