“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

Farewell Spring

Just like that,
our seasonal guest packs her bags,
taking her fickle weather patterns with her.


After taking three months to rest and recharge,
she will take her renewing energy into the Southern Hemisphere,
where she will work her magic.


She graciously moves aside, so that Summer can arrive tomorrow.
It's hard to believe that Spring is finished,
after what felt like such a late arrival.


It was a beautiful spring... filled with the color that we so desperately needed.


Summer's color will be even more spectacular.


And it's Summer's arrival we need at this time...
bringing with her plenty of warm sunshine to ripen the fruit
that Spring has prepared.

As for us... it looks like Summer will be bringing a bumper crop
of berries.
The blueberries are beginning to ripen.


I've already tasted some of the red raspberries,
and there are plenty more to come.
The blackberry canes are loaded as well.


I see some Brambleberry jam in the near future,
and pies from frozen berries in the wintertime.

We had a lovely week, here, on the farm.
The weather has been perfect.
A shower yesterday morning gave all growing things the drink
they longed for and saved us from having to water.

The animals are all happy and comfortable as...

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