“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

Wind, Rain, And a Wonderful Day

As I sit and write this, the wind is howling outside.
Black clouds have moved overhead and thunder rumbles
in the not-so-far-away.
Luckily, with the storm came some rain.


Our day, yesterday began as always...
with four kitties waiting in the driveway for their breakfast.


The horses went out to pasture.


The chores were done and the sun rose in the sky.
It was a red sun... 
the tell-tale sign that the day would not be as most had been
this particular week.

We left the farm late morning and drove a half hour north
for lunch at our favorite brewery, The Rusty Rail.


They have a large patio area with socially distanced outdoor seating,
and they do a good job.
There were other diners there for lunch, but none within 20 feet of us.
We celebrated our anniversary over an early lunch...
before the sun had a chance to heat things up.


On the way home, we stopped at a local winery 
for a couple bottles of white wine that Hubbs will used 
to make sangria.


It's a lovely winery that actually grows all of its own grapes.
And the wine is pretty darn good!
(Pennsylvania is not known for great wine, usually.)

The day was a perfect celebration with my best friend...
spent for the most part in our favorite place in all the...

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