“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

A Game Changer

Yesterday started, as all do...
as the sun rose above the horizon.


The animals were all fed, watered, and cleaned in short order.
The vegetable garden was watered.


Watering is essential to keeping all of this produce alive.

I found this lovely rose blooming on the garden fence...
just at it's peak of perfection.


Is there anything more beautiful than a perfect solitary rose?
And that smell.... heavenly.

I picked another handful of gomphrena to dry.
I'll definitely be planting more of this in many more colors
in next year's garden!
What a lovely flower for drying... and it retains its color beautifully.


In the midst of one of the pepper boxes grows this 
enormous sunflower.
What a miracle that all of this comes from one little seed!
I feel like Alice in Wonderland, next to this gigantic flower.


I cut another large bunch of the Hopi red amaranth
and hung it in a dark window of Maven Haven to dry.
I am sure within a few days this windowsill will be covered with tiny seeds.
I shall save them for next year's garden.


Much of yesterday morning and afternoon were spent on a trip to town.
Hubbs had a dental appointment, and I had some errands to run.

Because I was gone much of the day,
I took a little extra...

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