“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

The Barn Gets a Facelift....Me? I'm Stuck With What I've Got!

The barn is getting a facelift...
and I couldn't be more excited.

We have lived with our grey barn forever...
and I've never really been fond of the color (light grey).
But, that is changing... quickly.
If only the weather would cooperate.

The back side of the barn had developed a leaky window which needed to be replaced,
as well as the exterior siding.
We picked a dark shade of charcoal grey...
with the trim painted white, the barn should really stand out!

As soon as the sun returns, the rest of the barn will be painted as well.
Then Hubbs and I will get busy on the out buildings.
It's quite a big project and I will be so happy when it is complete!

While the fellows were working yesterday morning,
I spent a little time nearby in the garden pulling weeds.

I happened to glance up to see Sammy napping here:

See what I mean?
He is such a unique dog.
A nap is always a good time to showcase his handsome looks, right?
And what could be better than a Nasturtium pillow?

It's apple and pear harvest time.
This year's crop is bigger than ever and sweeter...
I guess the adequate rainfall has played a big part in this.

Did I say bigger?  Well, the pears are tiny... but oh, are they sweet!

We have an apple...

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