“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


It seems a little surreal that we have entered into December already.
The holidays are right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited!

It's during this time of year that I am filled with nostalgia...
so many memories of holidays of the past...
and the anticipation of holidays of the future...
all woven together in the sweet, wonderful present.

I must admit...
there has never been a Christmas Eve that I haven't fallen asleep 
listening for the sound of sleigh bells!

Life on the farm has taught me to embrace each and every season for what it brings.
I have learned to love winter time...
its monochromatic backdrop perfect for the quiet meditation
of short days and long evenings.

I am grateful for all of winter's accompaniments...
cold cheeks,
warm socks,
hot chocolate,
naked trees that have been dipped in icy glaze,
the quiet of a grey day,
roaring fires and comfy sofas shared with canine and feline companions,
time enough to start and finish projects...
so much to quietly enjoy!

It might surprise you to know that I love to be outside in the winter.
I truly don't mind the cold...
in fact, I welcome it.
Knowing how to dress properly for the conditions makes all the difference in the world.
I love to...

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