“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

I Love A Rainy Day

Yesterday morning we were greeted by two wonderful things.
This fellow....

and drizzly rain.

After weeks of dry, with the ground starting to feel like cement...
a little rain was just what we needed.
I used the indoors time to do a little attic clean-up.
I have to tell you a little secret.
I save tissue paper.
Yes, I iron it and re-use it.
And so, yesterday I ironed about 50 sheets of used tissue paper and
re-organized my gift wrapping supplies.
Crazy, right?

Noontime brought the mail carrier to the door with a surprise package.

I entered and won a contest on Farm Made's website 

for this picnic hamper

stuffed with Farm Made goodies.

goats milk lotion, soap, bath balls, and washcloths.
What a great surprise!

It's been a very long time since I have won anything,
so I was super excited to receive an email telling me that the picnic basket was being sent to me.

I can hardly wait to pack a picnic in this sweet ole' hamper
and head out to some remote spot on the farm for an old fashioned picnic!


Our poor birds are all on lock-down in their yards...
no free ranging for ducks, hens, or turkeys for a while.

Mr. Fox has been very busy shopping for his dinner amongst my birds of late.
(I know this by the...

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