“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

Welcome May!

If I had to pick a single week in the year that was my favorite,
it would definitely be the first week of May...
hands down.

There is just something about this time.
Maybe it's the explosion of color and growth that is happening in nature.

Maybe it is the return of migrating songbirds.
Maybe it is the warmth on my skin.
Maybe it is all of it together.

Even though we are living through the weirdest time
of my entire life,
this week, I am full of joy.
And maybe the silver lining in staying home
with less distractions ends up being the total immersion in Spring.

It was a beautiful weekend here on the farm.

The air was filled with warm breezes,
sunshine, birdsong, and the heady scent of blossoms.
The lilacs have bloomed, as have the viburnum.
I had to bring some blossoms into the house so that I could enjoy 
the scent all day long.

The male hummingbirds and Baltimore orioles returned this weekend.
I am hoping to get good photos very soon.
I did, however, take a photo of this Rose-breasted Grosbeak...

and a very shy and hard to photograph, Brown Thrasher...

as well as this Red-bellied Woodpecker.

We normally have a lot of grey squirrels that visit our bird feeders.

Lately, there is an adorable, tiny red...

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