“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

What Do May Showers Bring?

Have you noticed a shift in seasons?
It seems that in recent years, seasons change a little later than they used to.
As a result, those April showers that we used to sing about
are happening more and more in May.

And right now we are in the midst of them!

Friday morning we were scheduled for a preschool visit.
Friday morning we awoke to rain.
Luckily, the rain stopped in time for our little visitors.

We had such a wonderful time sharing our farm and our animals with
this enthusiastic group of preschoolers.
The turkeys were in integral part of the day... following us everywhere we went.

They were happy to get up close and personal with all of the animals.
I couldn't convince any of them to give the donkeys a kiss, however.
(Donkeys love kisses!)

We collected freshly-laid eggs and the kids were amazed at how warm they are.

I took them in the horse lot, two by two, so that they could touch all of the horses.
Moonbeam reached his head down and snatched up
a gold glittery barrette from one of little girl's pigtails...
moving it around inside his mouth like a lozenge and them spitting it out on the ground.

"Here you go," I laughed, as I handed it back to the little girl's Mom.
I'm pretty sure that one...

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