“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

Hello February!

For those of you living in the northern-most states,
you have my sympathy.
This cold is brutal.
At minus 8 degrees (F), it's quite frosty...
and I can hardly imagine what you are going through with temperatures so much colder!


It seems like I mention our weather almost daily.
There was a day when I might have rolled my eyes over people talking so much about weather.
That was before I moved to the country.
Weather is such an integral part of life when you live like we do.


Noticing the conditions around me has become part of the magic
of this life.
I pay close attention to the sun, the moon, the stars, the weather...
as it all affects our life here.


I have also come to believe that our farm is located in a tiny
microclimate that is always several degrees lower than the surrounding areas.


This explains why we always have snow that stays longer 
than any other place around here.
Seriously, we have our own little frozen tundra right here on the farm.

All I can say is... it's a good thing that I made up my mind to love Winter.
Yes, it's true... it was a conscious decision to love winter.
When so many months are spent living with these conditions,
it's much easier to decide to love it, than to fight it.
I...

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