“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

Never Alone

The past five days have been relatively quiet here on the farm - 
as Hubbs was away on a "boys" trip... 
golfing down south where the weather is warmer.

Although I was the only human left here on the farm,
I was never alone!


There are always plenty of souls here to keep me company...


and several of them are quite obliging!


There has been a hint of spring in the air lately,
and although our mornings are quite chilly...
it warms up by afternoon.


The trees are full of buds.
And tiny wildflowers are popping up in the garden.


It was finally warm enough to work in the garden on Saturday.


As I pulled the leftover remains of last summer from the soil,
I had plenty of company.


See what I mean?


Never alone!


"What?... you're done already?"

Sunday afternoon I spent a bit of time with the pigs.


It was time to trim their hooves and I knew that if I just stayed in their yard
with them for a while,
eventually they would roll over for a belly rub...
which happens to be the best time to trim hooves.


These gals never mind me fussing over them.


I clean the "gunk" from their eyes,
pick the sticky food residue out of the hairs on the sides of their mouths,
and just generally give them a good going-over...
sort of like chimps...

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