“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

More (Happy) Surprises

Well... the rain continued yet another day,


but today looks hopeful for some sun.
Hopefully, everyone will be able to emerge from their houses and enjoy a dry day.


These past few rainy days have helped me to get some extra
inside chores finished.
I purged my sewing room of old quilting scraps and donated them to our
local fabric/fiber store to be used in a "Pop-up" free-for-all...
a fun event for those interested in lots of free sewing and knitting goodies.
I am currently working on a cropped, boxy, wool cardigan sweater from a very
small-gauged (fingering) yarn and small needles.
The yarn is brown and the inside of the front pocket will be knit in 
robin's egg blue.


Because most of my time these days is devoted to outside work,
it will take me a few months to finish this project.
Luckily, I won't need a wool sweater until autumn.

Yesterday, during morning chores, one of my favorite hens, Ivanka,
appeared at the gate to the chicken yard.
She had a flesh wound on her back, but otherwise seemed in good shape...
not weakened at all.


She must have spent the previous 24 hours in hiding.
We let her in with the rest of the hens and she immediately began to eat.
Sadly, I cannot say the same for our...

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