“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 Getaway

I have found over the past several months of quarantine,
social distancing, and all of the life changes brought
about by Covid-19, that I am a homebody at heart.
Most days I relish not having to leave the farm...
staying home in my safe little happy haven.

However, after so many months of very limited socializing,
and cancelled travel plans,
we decided to leave the farm for the weekend and visit
our friends who have a home on the Chesapeake Bay.
If you have visited the farm for some time,
you may remember other trips to the Chesapeake that we have taken.

We left the farm on Friday afternoon and drove 3 hours south and east
to the northern most tip of the Chesapeake bay.
It was a wonderful getaway.

We rode our bikes 30 miles through northeast Maryland into Delaware
on Saturday,

stopping at a farm market to pick up fresh-picked corn
and delicious peach ice-cream after our ride.
I took advantage of their U-Pick flower garden
and cut an armful of this beautiful celosia.

On our arrival back at the house, we came upon 5 fawns playing
in the yard...

It amazes me how un-afraid they were of us.

For a before-dinner appetizer, we had fresh Maryland
blue crabs,

just caught off of our friends' dock.

We baked a...

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