“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

A Feeling

There are days when I haven't got much to say.
That may shock some of you who know me well...
but, it's true... some days are less about words and more about feelings.

Have you ever taken a selfie with a pig?
Yesterday was one of those picture perfect days...
not too hot, not too humid, slight breeze, sunniest of sunny days...
almost cloudless sky...
the kind of day you want to copy and put away in a safe place...
so that you can pull it out and visit it at any given moment...
(like the middle of January!)


I was filled with a very strong feeling throughout most of the day...
extreme, profound gratitude.

Gratitude... 
for this life, this day...
my family, my friends... the people who make up my wonderful, wacky world.

Gratitude for my home...
a home that we dreamed of, designed, built from wood and filled with memories...
a place that feels like a living, breathing entity of its own.


Gratitude for the mutts that have found their way into our lives...


For the animals who are always happy to see us....


And even for the ones who could care less...


For garden goodness which nourishes our bodies...


as well as our souls...


Gratitude for having all of the senses that we are blessed with...
so that we can...

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