“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

Babies, Bread, and a Chat

We have the greatest of great news!!
In a time when it seems like there is more bad news than good,
it's wonderful to be able to share something heartwarming.



Yesterday, three baby ducklings emerged from their eggs.



Meet Huey, Dewey, and Louie
(named by Anna's little girls who are watching over them 
right now during the hatching process)
hatched yesterday morning,
and we couldn't be happier!!



If there happens to be a little girl amongst the ducklings,
then I suppose they will be Huey, Dewey, and Louise!

While ducklings were hatching elsewhere, I spent
the morning here at the farm... baking bread.

The dough had risen nicely overnight,


so I shaped the boules,
and proofed them in two banetons...


then popped them into Dutch ovens to bake.
Fifty minutes later....


Fresh multi-grain bread.
I am going to have to find people to share loaves of bread with...
because I can hardly wait to bake the next loaf.
Goodness knows, I don't need to eat all of that bread myself!

I have noticed during this strange year of 2020
that I find a lot of comfort in watching YouTube videos of people from
faraway places...
whose lives are different from my own.
I enjoy the sound of their voice and a glimpse into their lives...
during...

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