“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

Garden Time

To me, there's nothing better than the feeling of the sun on my face,
as I work the soft, moist soil with my fingers.
A pair of bluebirds sits on top of the garden fence, singing to each other.
The air is cool, but the sun warms my body through my sweater.

Yesterday afternoon truly felt like spring!

After months of rest, the soil is thawed and coming to life.
I finished all of the clean-up chores... readying the raised beds for planting.
I weeded and cleaned up the asparagus bed.
It won't be long before tender shoots of delicious asparagus begin to push up 
from the rich, dark soil.

Don't be fooled by what looks like boxes full of dirt.
There's so much activity beneath the surface...
worms wriggling, weeds coming to life, insects crawling - 
and then there are billions of microscopic organisms coming back to life.
It's nothing short of miraculous... what happens in the soil.

After clean-up, I planted organic sugar peas, scallions, yellow onions, radishes and beets.
As the weeks pass, more and more seeds and seedlings will go into the ground.
Oh, how I long for meals picked fresh from the garden!

After an afternoon spent in the garden, I headed back to the house for dinner...
stopping by the pig...

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