“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 Few Smiles

Every day, as I work around the farm,
there are little things that make me smile...
and I think they might make you smile as well.

Like...
a typical morning traffic jam as I commute to work...


my copilot...


the smiling faces that greet me...


oh my, those teeth!...


A wall of morning glories on the garden fence...


Monarch caterpillars stuffing themselves on milkweed...
preparing for their dramatic end-of-summer transformation.


New electric service... complete... for the goats and chickens.


Limelight hydrangeas, one of my favorites.


And an elephant ear whose leaf has grown to 36 inches in length...
makes me feel like I'm in the land of the dinosaurs!


The weather continues to be overcast with showers from time to time.
So, I have been....

reading these...


working on this...
(I have just a little left to do on her hair.)


I found the design on line and printed it out on the product on the right of this photo.
When I am finished working the design, I will simply rinse in warm water,
and the overlay will melt away and disappear, leaving just the design on my linen fabric.
This product revolutionizes hand stitchery!

Yesterday I made a batch of 16 pizza crusts.
This is the simplest way to pre-make crusts that...

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