“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

A February Gift

Oh my goodness!
What a splendid weekend we had...
with sunny skies and temperatures reaching the upper 60's.


We basked in the warmth of the sunlight.
What a gift to receive in the middle of February...
and it is supposed to remain in the 50's (plus) through the coming week.


It finally dried out enough for the horses to spend the morning in the upper pasture.


When we designed the fences for the upper pasture, we divided the space
into four equal pastures.... four squares within one large square.


Each contiguous pasture can be connected to it's neighboring pasture,
by opening two gates and chaining them to the fence across from them.


This enables us to turn the four pastures into one large pasture.


Yesterday we opened two of the pastures and allowed the horses access to both.


Amazingly, as soon as we let them go in the pasture,
they headed straight for the opening into the neighboring pasture.
I swear the first thing they do upon entering any given pasture is
to make a perimeter check to see if any of the gates have been left open.


"FREEDOM!!!".... I am sure is what goes through their crazy horse brains!
It was obvious they were happy to have their space enlarged, 
because they ran and...

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