“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

Friday Farm Fotos: Plow, Plant, and Pray


Lily and Tiny share a moment at the fence.



I found a quote on the internet not too long ago in which the beautiful Audrey Hepburn once said,
 "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." 
I love that. 
I also know firsthand how frustrating it is to plant one day and then the weather make you lose all hope in your garden the very next day. 
Ugh. Thanks a lot, Mother Nature.

(Sorry, I'm a child of the 70's. :)



Hubby plowed our little garden spot in early March. 
Here he is at work with the sheep cheering him on in the barn behind him. 
Gotta have teamwork to make a garden.



The ground was so beautiful and dark.... thanks to some heavy doses of manure.



Hopes were high for our little garden this year! 
We planted onions, broccoli, and cabbage near the end of March.




Then it snowed.



Aaaand we had a frost. A hard one.

And our poor broccoli... eh, it didn't look so good.




The blossoms on my apple and pear trees didn't fare so well, either.
No fruit from them this year. *pout*




Hubby left the broccoli alone, and it actually came back to life after a few days of warm sunshine. 
Yay!
Here he is working the rows with "Cubby".


I think everything will be alright after all this cold weather. Time will tell.
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