“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

Just A Quick Chat...

It feels as though we are neighbors, you and I...
neighbors who chat across the pasture fence each day.
I tell you what's been happening on the farm...
but I have to guess what you've been up to! (feel free to enlighten me!)


Today our chat will be quick,
for, you see, I spent yesterday morning keeping my little people.
I was a polar bear and they were taking care of me....
making me stone soup to eat.
(Who needs toys when you have landscaping stones underneath the deck
and an endless imagination!)


The rest of my day was dedicated to getting my tomatoes and peppers into the ground.
I planted 30 tomato plants...
green, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, black and blue tomatoes.


I love planting colorful tomatoes... and yes, those colors really exist...
some are subtle, so are bold... I'll show you when I harvest them!

I also put in 16 hot pepper plants and 16 sweet pepper plants.
We fell in love with hot pepper jelly last season, so I will be making more of that
this year.

We had our first meal of fresh picked asparagus, and it was heavenly.
I can hardly wait for the next.


And now, dear neighbor, I am going to wave goodbye and head back to my garden.
It's time to add a few perennial flowers to the...

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