“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

Hay There! It's Friday!

One more load of hay to stow, and we are ready for whatever
Old Man Winter decides to throw at us.

Yesterday we took delivery of 100 bales.

I lifted those 100 bales from the pile and set them on the hay elevator to the second
floor of the barn, where Hubbs and Anna stacked them neatly.
I had the easier job.
Stacking hay inside the barn is the hardest work here on the farm.
It pays off, however...
when it's time to feed all of the hungry mouths we have over the winter.

It was hot, sweaty work... even at 9:00 in the morning.

The rest of the day I spent finishing the mowing and working on a knitting project.
While I knit, Hubbs practiced flying his drone...
and took this footage.
I thought you might enjoy another birds-eye look at the farm and how
it is laid out.
There is a little footage of the surrounding area as well.

I love to see the area from above... 
it's a good reminder of just how lovely this area is!

I must tell you, I am in as much of a flutter as our running ducks.
It's one week until we leave for Africa and I still cannot believe that we are actually going.
If you'd like, next week I can share some photos of where we will be staying 
while we are there.
(As well as current tales from the...

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