“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

Back From Staycation

After a very hot and extremely dry July,
August brought us some much needed showers.
This rain happened to coincide with our Staycation,
but didn't put a damper on things at all.

We were lucky to get overnight and early morning showers,
which cooled down the days considerably.
With little ones here for three days, we were lucky to be able 
to play outside quite a bit.

We had tea parties in the garden playhouse...

We crowned a king and queen of the haystack...

My son, who loves to cook, treated us to pizza in our 
outdoor wood-fired pizza oven.

He has been perfecting his own crust recipe for months...

and all of the practice was well worth it,
because it is the best pizza crust I have ever tasted!

While the fire in the pizza oven died down, we built
up a fire in the fire pit and roasted marshmallows.
S'mores for dessert is becoming a farm tradition.

I still have memories of childhood picnics in my aunt and uncle's
picnic pavilion... so I know these little ones will carry 
these memories through their lifetime as well.

After three days at the farm, little ones returned home Friday
evening- and we enjoyed a quiet weekend here at the farm.

With temperatures in the 80's we were able to spend a lot of...

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