“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

Watching Little Ones Grow

Depending upon how long you have been visiting us here on the farm,
you may remember me talking about "our girls".
Though not related by blood, we have fondly watched these girls grow up.
(starting with their Mom, as an adolescent)
Their first visit to the farm was back in 2012.

Little Maggie, at 3
Macy, at 5
They visit us several times yearly, and, at times, 
stay here on the farm, house-sitting when we go away on vacation.
After months of quarantine, we were happy to have them come for 
a farm visit yesterday.

We love their visits... and they love the farm.
They've grown a little since their first visit here, haven't they!

Over the years they have contributed to our farm family.

First, with a handful of rowdy roosters that they had 
hatched in Macy's school classroom.

Two summers ago, they brought a dozen mallard babies
that were inhabiting a neighbor's swimming pool.

These are now the mallards that spend their 
winters on our pond -
going off in the spring to mate and raise families...
and returning again in the fall.

All of our critters get a big dose of love when the girls come for a visit...

and a big dose of treats as well!

Their mom rescued one of the new chickens
who had found her way out of...

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