“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

Ginger Makes A Break For It

There is nothing like a bright sunshiny day to get everyone moving.
(myself included!)
Yesterday was spectacular... not a cloud in the sky.
Although it stayed a bit on the chilly side, never rising out of the low 40's,
it was the kind of day that energizes.


It seems that it was the kind of day to give the animals spring fever as well.


It all started with a pig escape in the morning.


We were in the pig yard filling their bucket and cleaning up piggy poo,
with the gate chain looped over the fence
(usually enough of a deterrent to keep the pigs inside their yard),
when all of a sudden Ginger pushes her way through the gate and 
onto the farm lane.


I am sure she was in search of food, but I am not sure that she had a plan.


Unless, she was smart enough to know that I would immediately run 
down the lane to the treat box and get crackers to
woo her back into her yard.


"Works every time," says me.

"Works every time," says Ginger.


Later in the afternoon, when we were back out at the barn,
we stopped so that Sammie could have his daily visit with his kitties.


Note Sam's worried expression...
There were only two kitties in their stall.
One was in the wheelbarrow, the other behind their crate/bed.


One had gone...

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