“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

Coloring My World

Yesterday was another one of those perfect spring days....
not hot... not cold... just right...
blue skies with light fluffy clouds...
birds singing...
perfect.


We walked the horses to the upper pasture for the morning.


Meanwhile, the pigs, sheep, and donkeys occupied the front pasture.

While everyone was happily grazing,
I took a drive down the road to the greenhouse and stocked up on flowers...


waving at the neighbors on the way.
With 36 preschoolers and their parents coming to the farm on Friday,
I thought it might be a good idea to get everything in top shape.


I planted the buckets on this ladder,


but had to skip the upper-most bucket,
as it has a Carolina wren nest inside...


with teeny, tiny eggs.

I planted a lot of the planters around the garden,
and hung begonias on the side of the garden shed...


I cleaned up the first of several fairy gardens and planted some new tiny plants.
Meanwhile, Jack cut down a few dead apple trees from our orchard
and chopped the wood for use in the smoker.




It's a process, and one that takes several weeks to complete.
I am waiting another two weeks to finish the vegetable garden...
when I am certain that there is no more frost in our future.

Oh, how I love this time...

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