“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

Breakfast At Maven Haven

We've had some unusually chilly nights of late.
Not cold enough to upset the garden,
but cold enough to energize the animals...
and certainly cold enough for a morning fire in Maven Haven.


These cold mornings will soon come to an end...
at least until autumn.


Not wanting to miss out on the full wood stove
experience, I packed my picnic basket full of breakfast
goodies and headed to the cottage to make breakfast over
the fire.
Hubbs was golfing, so it was breakfast for one.


I filled the kettle with water for tea,


 heated a tiny cast iron frying pan for eggs,


and placed a frozen croissant on top of the stove
to thaw and heat.


I sat down to read while the fire worked its magic.


When the water was hot, I added some of my favorite
Organic Fuji green tea.


Before long, I had hot tea with our own honey (from a previous year)
 scrambled farm-fresh eggs, and a hot croissant.
Add to that some homemade raspberry jam, and we have


the perfect little breakfast in the perfect little space.


I love the warmth of this space...
even without the fire.
Though I am drawn to the white, cottage-y, farmhouse style,
I am more at home with the warmth 
that is found in the patina of antique wood. 


I am a firm believer that your...

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