“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

Assistant Needed

We finally got a little break from the heat yesterday.
It only reached 90 degrees.
Normally, that seems awful hot...
but yesterday it was a welcomed relief!

The horses had spent their night out in the upper pastures.

Somehow, Ollie had shed his grazing muzzle during the night,

and greeted me with a fat belly and a look of satisfaction-
when I arrived at the pasture to walk them back to the barn.

Once home in the dry lot, the usual mutual grooming happened,

and then everyone settled in for a morning nap.

Because the morning was cool,

I spent an hour in the garden...

watering, weeding, pruning,

and generally tidying up.

It's been a great summer for solar energy.
It seems that almost all of our days are sunny.

I know that I am remiss in including photos of all of the animals
at times...

so I just wanted you to know that everyone is still with us.
We've had no losses or additions...
except for this past weekend's chicken losses (2)
and last month's runner duck disappearance.

Otherwise, everyone is still happy and (apparently) healthy!

I fear my sewing room may have turned into a sweat shop
in the past two days...
in part, due to the hot weather
(although I have had the AC on!)
and in part because I have been...

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