“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

Out Of The Darkness, Into The Light

We awoke to cloudy skies, but no rain yesterday.


From safe and warm beneath my covers, I could hear my garden calling my name.
While Hubbs did animal chores, I headed into the garden.


Despite the rain, rain, rain we have received, I still have a good crop of 
lima beans...


kale and rainbow chard...


drying beans...


sweet potatoes...


sweet peppers...


and hot peppers.
( I spent a good part of yesterday dealing with hot peppers!)


Suddenly I was aware of a brightness to which I was unaccustomed.


What was that?


Oh, now I remember... that is the sun.
I had thought for certain it had forsaken us...
perhaps forever.


I reveled in the sights around me...
the way the light plays on the earth...
casting shadows here and there...
and how that golden hour makes everything so much more vivid!


It was beautiful.
And I was so thankful that I had left my bed to partake in the magic.

I spent a little time walking all over the farm...
looking at everything in the light of the rising sun.


I watched as my world came back to life...
the flowers stretching their happy faces high to catch the sun's rays.


The previous day's mail had brought a package of saffron crocus bulbs.
Where once had grown a dozen broccoli stalks,
I now...

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