“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

Back To The Barn

After spending two days in the house,
I felt the need to get out and visit my friends.

It was close-up time yesterday afternoon...
time for feeding and watering and the last clean-up of the day.

It had snowed for most of the day,
and was absolutely breathtaking outside.

I had so needed to feel the peace that the farm brings to my soul,
and my trip out to the barn did just that.

A fresh covering of snow makes the world practically silent.
Silence... except for a distant "who-whoooo" of a great horned owl in the woods.
Ahhh...my heart felt like it had just come home again.

Amanda and I finished the chores and headed home in the gator...
marveling at how beautiful snow makes the farm look.

I am just itching to get onto my cross country skis...
but that will have to wait for now.
For now I will have to be satisfied to just get back out to the barn.
Life is good!

Once back in the house, I headed upstairs to my sewing room in the loft...

 to start a new project.
I am warping my loom to begin a new weaving project.

I am going to weave a warm wool wrap... a little something to throw
around my shoulders when sitting in front of the fire on snowy days such as this.

Outside the window,
birds were busily...

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