“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

Happy Days

Yesterday was just about as perfect a day as one could imagine.
Finally, after so many weeks of high humidity and high temperatures,
we had a day in the 80's with much less humidity.

It was perfect.
Short-lived, but perfect.

Today is to be beastly hot.
So that's that.

I had woken up at 4:30, wide awake.
Too early to head out for morning chores,
it seemed like a good time to make hot pepper jam with the hot peppers 
we had picked on Monday.

I used all of the red, orange and yellow (which happened to be the hottest of the lot)
for the jam.
The rest of them I sliced and pickled for use in salads and for snacking.
By the time the sun was up, I was finished in the kitchen and headed out to 
bring in the horses.

The horses had all been out in the upper pastures for the night.
After they finished their breakfast, they got busy with the next order of 
business - mutual grooming.

I stood at the fence trying to snap a few photos, but curiosity
always gets the best of them.
There's a fascination with the camera.

Everyone tries to get as close to it as possible.


Camera hogs!

Moonie, with his best Mr. Ed impression,
(a "Flehmin response" to get a better whiff of the camera).

Later in the afternoon, we...

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