“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

Taking The Winter Jacket Out of Storage

Yesterday was as spectacular as the preceding day...
with one little exception.
It was 37 degrees (F) yesterday morning when we awoke.
So, at 6 AM, as we were outside doing morning chores,
I was wearing my winter jacket once again.
It's hard to believe... June 4th... and I am in a winter jacket!

It's local strawberry season.  I found organic strawberries, locally!
It warmed up quickly, once the sun's rays kissed the land.
Thank goodness!

Shortcakes made from scratch (easy and delicious!).
By afternoon it was only 70 degrees, still a little chilly for June.
I set off to clean the front pasture of the manure from the morning's grazing,
while Hubbs used the tractor to mow the front pasture.

The sheep and pigs were out grazing...
giving the tractor wide berth.

And of course, when they saw me out scooping poop,
the pigs came over for a visit.

As I moved about the pasture,
the pigs moved along with me...

following Sammie as he sauntered across the pasture.

"Hey!!  The pigs keep following me!" Sammy called, nervously.

For some reason, the pigs freak him out just a little.

What he doesn't realize is that they just want to be friends.

Because we were out mowing and there was so much activity around the...

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