“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

What's So Crabby About A Crabapple?

I am so eager, as many of you are,
to get my garden finished. 
I cannot wait to have all of my tomatoes and peppers planted,
as well as my beans, and cukes, and squashes.
I am thinking that once this weekend's cold front passes through,
I might be able to finish up.

For now, though, I am doing another weeding and getting the soil
ready for the next step.


And this is how we accomplish many of our tasks these days...
with Griz attached to us.


He's the best lap cat there is...
a constant, faithful companion whose only need is to be as close to 
you as is possible.

I sat on the edge of the garden boxes,
with a lap full of purring kitty and happened to glance up
at the upper pastures to see my herd
standing in the closest corner staring a hole through me.


This is their signal that grazing time is over...
that they want to come back to the barn for their chow,
and then take naps.

You'd think they would want to just stay out in the grass all day long.
But, no.
They have a schedule to keep, and napping is definitely on that agenda.


While I ran up to get the horses, I set Griz on the seat of the gator.


Apparently he needed a nap as well.
It's hard work being a love sponge!

In two trips, I had the horses back in...

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