“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

Chicken Woes and Going Paperless

We are still reeling from our chicken loss of this past weekend.
But, as always, we forge ahead.
I ordered 25 newly hatched chicks, which will arrive in early June.
Until they are raised, we will have few eggs to share with our family and friends.
It's all so very sad.

Yesterday morning I did find this fellow hiding in one of the goat houses.


He was very traumatized and I am not sure if he will make it or not.
It all depends upon whether he has any internal damage.
All birds will remain on yard arrest until the threat of hunting foxes has ended.

Yesterday was another solid day of rain.
We are quite soggy around here.
And so I spent the day indoors.... cleaning, sewing, and knitting.
The only outside activities were the required visits to our animal
friends for feeding times.

Today I thought we could chat a little more about sustainability...
specifically, reducing our paper consumption.
After all, we love our trees!!


I have stopped buying toilet paper made from paper... and instead buy rolls
made from sugar cane and bamboo.
It's nice and soft on the bum... but not as soft for blowing noses.

I have to share a secret about myself with you.
I love paper... I mean LOVE... L.O.V.E love it.
Ever since I...

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