“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

Happy Fourth of July!

Heading into the Fourth of July weekend,
we have entered that part of summer where the days are hot and humid
(above 90 degrees).
Insects abound... flies, beetles, no-see-ums, etc.
With these conditions, putting the horses out to pasture at nighttime
is essential.


Their new grazing muzzles are working out great.
They get enough to eat, without gorging themselves,
and their weight looks pretty good for this time of year.

Each morning when we reach the barn,
we look across the yard and see this sight...


After a long night outside, the horses are more than ready to
return to the dry lot and the shade and cool of the barn.

We take Moonie's muzzle off and give him the freedom
 to walk himself back to the barn,


and he happily obliges...


right into his stall, where breakfast awaits.


I put Red and Ollie in their stall for their breakfast,
and invariably they do a little fighting before settling down to eat...
nothing serious, play-fighting, actually.


I walk over to see what the commotion is all about,
and am met by two very (guilty)
innocent faces...


We keep fans on in each of the stalls that they can easily access,
and they spend most of their day in these stalls, napping.
The fans help to keep them cool,
and...

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