“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

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We enjoyed another spectacular spring day yesterday...

and it was another day of heavy labor.

The mulching is finished and the house looks neat as a pin.

The flower beds will fill in a bit as the perennial flowers emerge.
We had hoped to get all of this outside work finished before Easter.
Now, today, I can do the baking and cooking for the weekend
as we will have family here for most all of the weekend.

Every day the farm looks just a little more beautiful than the day before.

Every day brings more color... and especially, more green.

I took a stroll, yesterday afternoon, around the pond.
As I gazed at the reflection of the sun,

a little snake quickly slithered into the water from the shore...
to fast to photograph.

I looked closely, trying to find him and noticed
 a lot of frog eggs along the edge of the pond.


Our pond is always a haven for all types of frogs... from peepers to bullfrogs.

All of last year's mallards are now gone... presumably off mating and nesting.
I feel good about the fact that they had a safe home for the winter with 
plenty of food available to them.
I am sure they will return in the autumn, if not before....
and maybe with some ducklings.  

At this time we only have our...

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