“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

In Praise of Grey Days

Yesterday was the kind of day that many people
would see as perfect for a "slow day".
It was cloudy and cooler than it's been in quite a while,
all the while it's grey skies threatening rain.

Some might think of it as a lazy day...

in no hurry to go anywhere...
as Moonie demonstrates...
[link to Youtube video, if needed]

For us, however, it was the perfect day to kick into high gear.

After morning chores were finished,
Hubbs worked on his list of outdoor work,
while I worked on mine.
At the top of my list was to weed a few of the garden boxes.
Specifically, the pepper boxes needed to be weeded and mulched.

We have lots of lovely peppers hanging from the plants,
and before long we will have oodles of sweet and hot peppers
to process for winter.
We are big pepper eaters and love them fresh.

Sadly, fresh ones will not last into the wintertime.
So, we will have to freeze or process what we don't consume.

No matter what we are doing,
you can be assured that Griz will be in the middle of things.
He had the best time chasing his tail within 
the wheel of the tractor.

Luckily, those wonderful grey clouds were to stay with us for the day,
so the temperatures would stay cooler.
This made it perfect for a bike...

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