“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

Sunshine On Our Shoulders

We all enjoyed a little bit of heaven yesterday
(and I believe more of the same, today!)

There is nothing like a good dose of warm sunshine to 
rejuvenate one's body,

and lift one's spirit.

It was so warm that I had to remove my (lightweight) jacket during 
afternoon chores.

With the warmth comes "meltage", however...
leaving us with slush and mud once again.

I am just going to overlook what lies beneath my feet and keep my 
sights set to the sun and the blue sky, instead.

Everyone had a great day.
The birds were all finally able to emerge and run about a bit.

It had seemed like forever since the guineas and ducks were able to roam the farm.
The ducks ran excitedly to and fro...
from one grassy patch, through the snow to the next melted area.
I doubt there is much nutrition for them out there, but
they sure got their exercise!

The last stop after chores were finished was with the pigs and sheep.
Snack time, of course.

Very often this is how snack time goes with the sheep:

I offer a Ritz.

Faith is the first to walk over to me.

She sniffs it.

And eats it.

Meanwhile, Hope thinks about it.

Walks over.

Sniffs it... and sniffs it, and sniffs it...

and Faith eats it, instead.

She who hesitates, loses the Ritz -...

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