“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


At some point over the past two days,
summer looked away and set her sights on southern latitudes.
Cool breezes blew in, lifting the oppressive humidity that we have lived with 
for the past several weeks.

Rainy season continues with occasional sprinkles,
but there is definitely a change in the air.

Even though we are a month away from the change of seasons,
there is no denying that there is a change in the air.
The days are shorter.
The blackbirds are starting to gather in flocks.
As the morning sun breaks through hazy skies,
freshly-spun, dewy spiderwebs catch the sun's rays,
and reflect them to my eyes like strands of rhinestones.

The signs are subtle, but enough to whet my appetite for everything that Autumn brings.

The cooler weather is to continue this week,
and I can honestly say, I am not disappointed!

With temperatures predicted in the 70's and 80's, we decided that it might be the perfect
time to move the young chickens, that we've been raising since May,
into their permanent home with the rest of our hens.

In a flurry of excitement, squawking, and flying feathers,
we gathered up each of the young hens and placed her into a crate
in the back of the gator.

We carefully transported them to...

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