“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

Piggy Kisses

It's fly mask season once again.
The equines wear their fly masks during the daytime to keep
the insects from driving them crazy.

Yesterday afternoon a storm was brewing and it began to rain,
so Jack took everyone's fly masks off.

There's nothing worse than wearing a soggy fly mask!

Of course, Chloe did not have to have hers removed,
because Chloe is just not about to wear a fly mask.

No amount of bribery will convince her that it is even remotely a good idea.
No fly mask for Chloe.
This is nothing new.  At some point last year she just put her foot down
and refused.
Donkeys never forget!

After the equines came in from the pasture yesterday,
we went out and cleaned up manure.
At this time of year we try to keep the pastures clean at all times.
Doing so helps to keep away the parasites.

While we were there, we ran into this fellow.

The dogs were quite curious, but were instructed to "leave it".
After all, there is no good reason to stress-out a turtle!

When the horses leave the front pasture,
the pigs and sheep get access to it.

And of course, seeing us there cleaning up manure...
MaryAnn just had to come say hello.

I gave her a start, however.
She didn't seem to recognize me at first with a hat...

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