“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

Surprise Visitors

We spent a wonderful day yesterday with our Littles.
It was a last-minute surprise visit of the very best kind.


On one of our many trips via "GoGo" as Easton likes to call it,
we stopped in the pig yard so that we could open their gate to the front pasture.


The front pasture is a space where these two had never before played,
and there was so much to explore.


 The pigs loved having visitors.
By the end of the visit, the pigs headed for their pool...


to cool down a little.


The Littles drove around the barnyard in their mini-gator.
Suddenly, Mackenzie shouted, "There's a frog in the gator!"


Sure enough, a little toad had made this space his home.


I picked him out of the gator and placed him in Mack's hand.


This girl has no fear.


Fascinated, she decided that she (apparently her name is Sophia) 
needed to live in my perennial garden
instead of the gator.
Mack carefully carried Sophia over to the garden and gently placed her on the ground.


We had a full day... playing, lunch, GoGo rides, swimming, running in the pastures,
doing animal chores...
non stop action the entire day!


We even spent a little time picking veggies in the garden.
These two ate raw asparagus and raw sugar pea.
We picked a kohlrabi...


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