“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 Brief Break In The Rain

Yesterday gave us a window of sunshine in the afternoon,
between a showery morning and evening.
Have I mentioned how much rain we have received this summer?
An unprecedented amount, for sure.

During this time of year when we normally have drought conditions,
we have, instead, been having flooding.
The ground has not dried out in a month.

I took my camera out to the garden during the few hours of sunshine that we were given yesterday.
I had been noticing lately that butterfly season is here.

The work that Hubbs and I put into our perennial garden...

turning it into a butterfly haven...
has paid off.

Butterflies of every type 

flit and float from colorful blossom

to colorful blossom....

gathering nectar.

For a while, during the afternoon, I sat on the front porch just enjoying
the cooler temperatures.
As I sat working on a stitching project...

the birds were busy at the bird feeder...

and Bobby kept a close eye on them.

Any time we are outside, this fellow is right with us... keeping us company.
His only negative quality is the fact that he likes to be right under foot...
and as a result ends up tripping us quite often.

A portion of every day is spent harvesting the garden and preserving that...

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