“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

Changing Seasons

You asked what we will do with those hotter than hot peppers.
Absolutely.  Nothing. 
 Too hot for normal human consumption!
It was fun to grow them.  
We'll just have to leave it at that.

There is no doubt about it... fall is in the air!
I bought mums yesterday... soon, pumpkins.

Fall is my favorite time of year.
I love watching the subtle changes as they happen...

and then all of a sudden one day we look around and the whole world has changed...
greenery has turned to earthy tones of yellows, golds, oranges, rust, red and purple.

You've got to admit... it's almost magical how the world transforms
with the change of seasons.

It was such a good summer for the fruit and nut-bearing trees.
Our apple trees are loaded and the fruit is big and juicy.

The chestnut trees are also loaded this year.

This fact will most definitely please Ginger and MaryAnn...
whose favorite treat in all the world is chestnuts!
(even more than apples!)  

Those crazy muscovy ducks continue to make their morning sojourn to the barn.

They hang out with us while we work... snacking on the runner ducks' food and water.

Meanwhile, the shy runner ducks take off running...

and head for the woods.

As we move from the dry lot to the pig...

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