“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 Piggy/Sheepie Shuffle

It's evening tuck-in time...
time to do the piggy-sheep shuffle.

Everyone is in from the pasture and ready for bed.
Of course with my presence they are all focussed on only one thing...

Ritz crackers are the magic potion needed to get these girls to do anything I need them to do.

They all follow me into the sheep pen and I hand out treats.

Then I quickly run to the pig pen and the pigs follow on my heels...
highly motivated by snacks.
The sheep are much slower and have no idea what just happened.

Once the pigs are in their own yard, I quick close the fence between the yards and place myself
on the sheep side.

The pigs get treats through the fence.

And the sheep get a few more crackers as well.

I am happy to say that these two have made the adjustment to life without Mama.
In fact, without the protection of Gracie...
these two have begun to trust me more than they used to.

Isn't it amazing the color that Faith turns in the sun.
I think she may have used a little "Sun-In" this summer...
she is blonder than she ever was before.
It's hard to believe that she's my black sheep.

But under all of that blond and brown wool is a scrumptious black fleece.

It's also hard to believe that under that dirty...

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