“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 Magic of Snow

There's nothing like a new snowfall to rejuvenate the farm.
We were beginning to look a little muddy and worn until yesterday's
light snow gave us a winter face-lift.

It snowed like a blizzard for a few hours in the morning, and then the sky cleared...
and the sun came out.
And just like that everything became lustrous and beautiful.

I was away from the farm for part of the morning and early afternoon...
and so I missed doing the chores.

On my arrival home, I headed out to visit with my friends.

Everyone was out enjoying the sunshine.

The horses were napping in the dry lot after having spent the morning out
playing in the snow.

Sometimes the light is perfect...

The sky was a beautiful blue...

like this handsome boy's eyes!

I sat on the ground while each of them took turns nuzzling me
and lining up for nose kisses.

My fair weather gals stayed inside their shed...
after all, the wind might muss up their thick, lush winter coats!

After leaving the barn, I headed up to visit with the goats

Everyone loves a sunny day!

And some just love to pose for a photo!

My last stop was the pig yard...
where treats were handed out, of course!

All totaled, it looks as though we only got about 2 to 3 inches of snow.

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