“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

The Summer of Many Augusts

2020 is a year that we will not quickly forget.
It's been a year that has stretched us in ways we could never
have imagined.

I have learned things about myself this year.
If it weren't for my family, I would be content never leaving the farm.
Seriously... me with the gypsy heart... I've learned that staying home
is truly what makes me happiest.

And it's a good thing... because this year, there is no where to go!

It's been the year of endless sunny, hot, humid summer.
Never before this summer have I experienced such a long string of
hot, sunny, blue-skied days.
It makes me curious as to what autumn and early winter hold for us this year.

July felt like August.  And now it feels like we are in a second August.
Hopefully, there will not be a third.

I was dreaming the other day of waking up to a chilly morning,
and having to wear a sweater outside all day long.
It sounds heavenly, doesn't it?

But then, the downside of moving into autumn is saying
goodbye to summer vegetables.

No trip past the garden is complete,

without filling one's arms with ripe tomatoes.
I'll miss them when they are gone.

This is also the time of year when the chickens get lots of fresh produce
for their treats.
Processing peppers...

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