“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

Assisted Living

The thing about having a farm full of critters is...
eventually the farm becomes a retirement home.

I wouldn't have it any other way... it was the plan all along.
Eventually all of our animal friends will grow old and 
end their lives here at the farm.

And while this has the potential for sounding quite depressing,
it's important that one have the right attitude from the start.

After all, animals have a much shorter lifespan than we humans,
and it's a good thing, when you think about it.
How awful would it be to have a farm full of animals who will 
outlive you... not knowing what their eventual fate will be!

This way, as each of my sweet friends passes,
I will have the knowledge that I cared for them in the best way possible,
for their lifetime here on the farm.
I will know that they were happy and healthy and well-loved.
And although I grieve the passing of a beloved animal,
I try to keep my focus on all of the others that still remain in my care.

I may not have been thinking straight when I brought these two
gals home to live on the farm as youngsters.

I am, most likely, going to have to live beyond 100 in order
to outlive these two.
I'm planning on it!

The turkey pen has become a sort of...

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