“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

Spring Surprises and Peach Buckle

One of the wonderful things about spring is the daily surprises that I find outside.
Yesterday... this....

Spring also brings back memories of years gone by and the babies we have had
here on the farm.
It's hard to believe that it's been four years since Faith and Hope joined our farm family.
There is nothing a sweet as a lamb...

and these two were the sweetest!

Still sweet, but all grown up now...
and definitely too big to hold!

I'm not sure what to call this.
It's not "bed-head", but maybe "bed-beard".

I cleaned out the sheep houses yesterday,
so everyone was wearing their fresh bedding.
It's definitely time for shearing!

The twenty-four hours that followed the writing of yesterday's post 
were wild and crazy.
A rather large storm pushed through our area from the south...
bringing rain and wind and hail and thunder and lightening.

We were under a tornado watch... which luckily didn't materialize.
We did, however, lose power for ten hours.

We have a generator that takes care of our refrigerator and freezers
and our hot water tank and water pump when the power goes out.
And here in the country, power outages happen on occasion.
We can still cook on our gas stove,
but conveniences like most lights and...

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