“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

Dearest Daphne

Just before the sun set yesterday, I spent a little time with the donkey girls.
They had been out foraging in the front pasture for the day,
and they were tired.

Jack and I had been out cleaning the front pasture and were tired as well.
Seeing Daphne resting in the shed made me want to sit and commune with her
for a little bit.

I love the fact that she is comfortable with me even while she is lying down.

This is the time that an equine is most vulnerable,
so to have them lie there while you move around them requires
a great deal of trust.

Oh, how I love these girls...

It is almost certain that these two girls will live longer than I will.
Their lifespan is 40 to 50 years. (They are only 7.)
Mine is not.... of course, you never know.
My kids know that my last wish is that my donkeys are well cared for
when I am gone!

The solar panels are coming along...
it's been a slow process due to crazy weather.
Perhaps by the end of this week we will be up and running.

And just a note... 
I love the bar shampoo that I had showed you a couple of weeks ago.
I have even stopped needing to use conditioner with it.
Just another step in reducing our consumption, our plastic usage,
and ultimately our carbon footprint.

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