“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

Adventures Off and On The Farm

Adventures off the farm are few and far between these days...
unless they are by bike.
Yesterday, however, our electric Prius (yes, we love this car!)
needed a service check-up so I went along with Hubbs
and we took a drive deep into Amish country to the most
wonderful fabric store.

I was able to procure more elastic (it's getting hard to come by)
and bought some wonderful new mask fabrics.
Here's a sneak peak of some of what is to come very soon...

(Of note, interestingly, there was a
 Duke University study of the different types of masks that are being used -
and cotton masks are effective in blocking expelled droplets.
Bandanas and fleece masks were the least effective.)
Therefore, I will continue to make cotton masks.

I wish I could bring you along on these travels through our
beautiful central Pennsylvania.
We are in the midst of the ridge and valley region of the Appalachian mountains,
and the valleys here are stunning...
dotted with quaint family farms.

I love the slow rhythm of country life
and the "clip-clop" of horse-drawn buggies.

The heat has returned to this summer of endless sunny days.

Afternoons are made for shade.

The chatter of cicadas abound.
(and yes, I will record both
the cicadas...

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