“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

Repetition

Superficially, there would seem to be a lot of "sameness" to each of our days
here on the farm.
I find the repetitive rhythm of farm life to be comforting.
I find that so much of what I love to share with you ends up being
a bit repetitive as well...
and I hope you don't mind.



A repetitive rhythm is never boring...
if you take the time to notice the tiny, amazing things that happen all around you.
When you quiet your thoughts and simply enjoy the moment...
you notice little things...
things that might have gone un-noticed.


So much of life is hustle-bustle...
and the little day to day miracles often get lost in the shuffle.
Perhaps that is one reason why there is so much unhappiness... 
perhaps we have lost our focus.

As for my temporary focus...
a bit of it was on this particular run-in shed...
before....


and after...


Are you tired of seeing our painting projects yet?
Well, have no fear... we only have 5 more buildings left to paint!


Of course, the pigs were close by as I worked!


Amazingly, my nosey horses stayed away while I worked...


too tired to bother!


We added the finishing touch to the barn last evening...
every barn needs a star!


I have been noticing lately that one of the runner ducks is much...

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