“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


Yesterday was one of those days when the weather changed every 10 minutes...
making for a difficult day to get too heavily involved in outside work.
(We were under a severe weather/tornado watch for much of the day.)

I did manage to get the pasture cleaned between showers.

The equines had just come in from the front pasture,

so I wanted to clean up the day's manure.

While I was out, I opened the pig and sheep gate so that they could then
spend the rest of the day in the clean pasture.
(you wouldn't believe how much pig manure I find in the pasture...
and yes, I clean that up as well!)

While I was out in the pasture, I couldn't help but notice these two crazy guineas.
They were chasing each other at top speed.

If you have never seen a guinea run at top speed, you are definitely missing something.

They are fast!

Super fast!
This went on for at least a half hour.
How they don't collapse in exhaustion is beyond me!

The horses seem to have finished their spring shedding
and are pretty sleek now.

I am really happy with their weights... everyone is healthy looking.
Our weight management program has been a great success,
thanks to the addition of our Greenguard grazing muzzles.
(and no, this is not...

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