“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

Freshly Fallen Snow

A layer of snow quietly crept in and covered the farm
as we slept Saturday night.
On Sunday morning we awoke to this.

An inch of snow is just enough to turn the farm
into the most lovely winter wonderland...

but not enough to interfere with life.

I would love if we could have our snows in one-inch increments!

It's been quite cold lately, so I doubt that this snow will be in any hurry to melt.

I am told we can expect much more snow by next weekend...
and most likely not in one-inch increments.

It looks like the snow to come will require a bit of shoveling.

We'll enjoy this little appetizer for the four-course meal that is to come!

After morning chores were complete,
I set the table and began to prepare Sunday Farm Breakfast.
Farm Breakfast is a Sunday morning tradition that we have held for many years.
Most weekends, Dr. Becky and her family join us,
but, on occasion, we have many more at our table.

Yesterday I tried this recipe...

from this book...

They were the most scrumptious pancakes I have ever made!
Along with local bacon and homegrown eggs, 
homemade blueberry syrup with last year's frozen blueberries,
and fruit,
it was a perfect breakfast.

Breakfast was followed by a couple rounds of these two...

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