“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

Easter Fun

Goodness, this was the fullest weekend to encapsulate in one blog post.


Since our last blog visit,
we have had many guests here at the farm.
Most invited, some not.
Let's start with the "not-invited."

Thursday night we were awakened by the sound of something on our front porch.
It was a very large...

black bear!
It looked like the same bear that visited us several times last year.
I watched (just inches away from him) through our bathroom window as
Jack went to the door and knocked on the window...
which apparently scared him...
because, he threw himself over the banister and off of our front deck...
about a twelve foot drop.


About an hour later he was back.
He had moved the chest that we keep our birdseed in across the deck.
Hungry bears can be quite persistent.
Again, I watched just inches away from him through the bathroom window.
It was awesome and scary all at the same time.
Luckily Jack had set up one of the game cameras on the front deck,
so we were able to catch these photos.

Friday evening we met our (local) kids and grandkids for dinner
at one of our favorite restaurants.


The trip home from the city was crazy...
as severe storms swept through our area dumping heavy rains.
There were flash...

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