“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 Busy Solitary Day

Yesterday was a solitary day on the farm for me.

Hubbs had headed to Pittsburgh early in the morning,
to visit with family - while I stayed behind to tend to the farm.

It's difficult for us both to go away for a day on short notice.

I took full advantage of a rainy day at home and spent a good deal of it

two aprons.

I was lucky in that it didn't rain during chore times.

And it was great for both the dogs and myself to get 
outside for a little exercise.

Gathering eggs is a part of every afternoon's chores.
Trips to the chicken yard are always fun...
chickens are so very comical.

If you ever have the chance to have a small flock of backyard chickens...
do so.
You will never be sorry.
Chickens are amazing animals... with distinct personalities.

Take Elwood, for instance...

he is, hands down, the best rooster we have ever had
(with the exception of our very first... Elvis).
He is very attentive to his flock, and never feels the need
to be aggressive with us humans.
I can't say the same with the majority of roosters that we have had over the years.

Then, there is Betty White...

she is the smallest of our white hens and the first in line 
whenever the snacks arrive.

With her floppy little comb, she...

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