“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


This morning, 36 children and their parents and siblings will arrive
for a farm visit.
Along with visiting the animals and running free in wide open spaces,
I hope to offer them a glimpse into the world of make-believe as well.

Children have an innate ability to conjure the world of make-believe at will...
and for them it becomes reality.
That is the gift of an unencumbered imagination.
Somewhere along the path towards maturity, we often let go of that part of ourselves,
and replace it with the day-in-day-out thoughts that clutter our minds
and repress our creativity.

I don't know about you, but there is much of me that still feels child-like.
And though I am now old enough to collect Social Security,
it seems like just yesterday that I collected a quarter left under my pillow by 
the tooth fairy.
Not a Christmas Eve passes, that a part of me doesn't have at least one ear
tuned to the sky in order to hear the faint, distant tinkling of sleigh bells.

I was introduced to the realm of the little people and the fae when I was
a child, and have felt a strong attraction to that realm ever since.

I choose to live a life of enchantment.
I choose to call the ordinary... EXTRAORDINARY!
And though it takes a...

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