“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

Weekend Meanderings

Our weekend began with a little sadness.
We said goodbye to one of the fainting goats...
Nettie B.


It's always hard to lose one of the animals,
but we find comfort in knowing that they live good lives-
and that their days are stress-free with the best possible
living conditions.
And though we wish that all of our animal friends would live much
longer lives,
we understand that this is life... it is a finite condition.
We are gifted this precious, limited time on this beautiful earth
and it is our task to make the most of our days.
To care for our animal friends is a happy privilege,
and we are grateful for that opportunity.

Our goat family has shrunk to just five-
Sally (with horns) and her Mom, O'Malley (without)...


Andy and Gracie...


And Sissy...


O'Malley is the last of our very first goats.
She came to the farm when she was just a few months old.
The other four were born here on the farm, as was Nettie.

We had a wonderful weekend at home, surrounded by nature.
Friday evening we took the dogs over to the Hundred Acre Wood.


It's probably their most favorite activity.


The evening was perfectly ripe for adventure,


with dramatic skies above as the sun began its descent to the horizon.


We went for a 20 mile...

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