“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

Another Visit

After yesterday's comments, I realized that many of you 
wondered how we get the sheep poop out of the wool.

Well, the good news is that the soiled wool is confined 
to the butt and belly and legs of the sheep.
The most usable part of the sheep's wool is the saddle
(the wool on the back and sides of the sheep).

We pick through the wool that is sheared from the sheep...
pulling out the highly soiled fibers.
Part of the milling process is washing the wool.
Washing removes the lanolin and also any debris or poop that might still be in the fleece.

Yesterday morning we realized that we had had a visitor
the previous night.
Mr. Bear has returned.
He ransacked our porch, turning over the wooden chest that houses our birdseed.
He also ripped down and tore apart one of our bird feeders that hangs from the deck railing.

Needless to say, all three game cameras are positioned around the deck.
I'm gonna get a photo of that ole bear if it's the last thing I do!

Lastly, I am happy to say that Spring has definitely arrived.
The forsythia is just beginning to bloom and leaves are starting to open.

Although it's muddy as can be... our beautifully colorful season is just around the corner!
I've been thinking a lot...

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