“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

Slush Puppies

Greeting from Slurpyland, friends.
No. Seriously.

To walk through the farm, you would think that a giant
Slurpee machine emptied it's entire contents on our ground.
We have several inches of mush.
And when that mush is gone, there will be several inches of mud in its place.

It's that time of year... things are starting to warm up just a tad...
just enough to jumpstart the melt and thaw process.

It was a quiet weekend on the farm.
We awoke to this on Saturday...

And with lots of rain in the forecast, we took our weekend hike
with the dogs on Saturday morning.

We hiked over to the tent in the woods.  

It was an effort to tire out the dogs in order to avoid cabin fever.

Apparently, where Sam is concerned, we were successful!

Rain and fog greeted us on Sunday.
And slush... lots of slush.

The sheep are beginning to look un-loved.

I assure you, they are quite loved,
but they look like urchins (fat urchins).

Winter has really taken a toll on their fleeces...
which, by the way are so thick that my fingers disappear up to the second knuckle.

I took full advantage of the inclement weather this weekend and tackled the
sewing room re-do.
With Hubbs' help, we painted the walls.
What once looked like this... (with a...

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