“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

Working On The Spring Chore List

The past few days have given us the opportunity to get a jump start
on the spring chore list.
We've been gifted several spectacular days in a row...
with temperatures slowly climbing.

By afternoon, yesterday, it had reached the 50's...
perfect for working outside.

While I worked on pruning the vines on the garden fence
(with the usual audience),
Hubbs did repairs to all of our pasture fences.
He saved the dry lot for last.
I happened to glance his way and saw that he had a lot of spectators,
(supervisors, perhaps)

as he screwed a new bottom board onto the dry lot fence.

It's always nice to have help!

The horses didn't seem to be concerned with the sound of
the drill as it drove a screw screeching into the fence board.

If you have ever screwed into an extremely hard board,
then you might be familiar with the screeching sound that a screw
makes as it threads its way through hard wood.

Apparently, that loud screeching scared Fred, for he turned white as a sheet.
See how his wattle turned white?

Normally it looks like this...

A turkey's head and wattle colors are a good indicator of his mood.
Fear causes them to lose the color, while aggression turns everything bright red.

Baseline is red with blue around...

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