“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

This Is My Happy Place

Where is your happy place?
On the farm... with the animals (and of course, with Hubbs there as well!)

Yesterday morning Jack offered to do the work for me as I had mentioned 
that I wanted to finish a knitting project that had gone south.
I had knitted a mistake that I needed to correct and explained that I would need time alone
to fix it.

It was very kind of him... and he is always thoughtful like this...
but I explained to him that my time with the animals was the most important.
Knitting mistakes could wait.

I love morning chores.
I love taking care of everyone's needs.

I even love cleaning up manure!
I derive a great pleasure from making sure that everything is right in my world.

And so, we set about feeding, changing waters and picking up manure.
I am a little compulsive when it comes to cleaning up manure.
I'll let you in on a little secret.

I even clean up the sheep's manure.
I am pretty sure that most people don't pick up their sheep manure...
it is, after all very small and difficult to pick up.
We have learned that a dustpan and brush work quite nicely.

You see... sheep have this disgusting habit of pooping while they sleep...
so you will find piles of it around their...

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