“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

Good Monday!

I am pretty sure we just made it through the last weekend of winter.
Yes, I know that spring arrived weeks ago...
but Ole Man Winter just refused to give up!

Besides awakening to temperatures in the 20's on both 
Saturday and Sunday,
we even had a few snow flurries on Saturday. 

I am pretty sure this crazy cold has now moved back north where it belongs.

So, tell me...
have you been seeing more songbirds this spring than usual?
for some strange reason, this year we are seeing more migrating
songbirds than any year ever before.

This past weekend, whenever I would look out of a window,
I would see a Baltimore Oriole.

In the past, they have been rather shy.
I would see one or two males here and there around the farm.
This year, however, I see at least four males (as well as their mates)
at a given time in close proximity to each other-
typically hanging out at either our platform feeder-

the Oriole nectar feeder-

and even the hummingbird feeders.

We literally are inundated with colorful birds.
It's crazy.
I love it!

We had a wonderful weekend here on the farm.
I used the frigid temperatures on Saturday as an excuse to stay
indoors and work on a knitting project.
Sunday, all of our kids...

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