“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

Lazy Afternoon

It's mid-afternoon and the pastures are empty.

The horses grazed all night and are napping.

The pigs and sheep and goats have access to their grass all day long...

but prefer to partake early in the morning and in the evening.

Summer afternoons were meant to be slow and lazy.

I take a short rest with my two favorite pigs... a quick stop for belly rubbing  and ear scratching.

As for me... the 4th of July is right around the corner and there
are preparations to be made.
We're having a picnic for 30+ humans,
and several hundred fairies.

Fairies can't resist a gathering filled with mirth and merriment.
Love and laughter are the biggest attraction for the fairies.

The picnic pavilion is ready for the festivities.

When guests arrive, they have the choice of two entrances into the picnic grove.
The front entrance is the fairy entrance and is home to 
this fairy garden.

Both humans and fairies can use this entrance.

The back entrance is a magical log-lined path through the woods,

and serves as the entrance for the forest gnomes,
although humans are always welcome.

This is the last of this year's landscaping projects.
(Unless a sudden burst of inspiration hits me.)

I often get questions about our horses fly...

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