“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


It's hard to turn on the news these days and not be saddened.
California is being decimated by wildfire.
 The Gulf coast has been ravaged by hurricanes.
And the Covid pandemic rages on.
There are so many souls having to bear so much pain and suffering
that it makes me feel guilty enjoying the sweet life
that we have here on the farm.

And yet, it is all the more reason to enjoy it...
being ever-grateful.
There are no guarantees in life and I know full well
that my own life could turn on a dime.
It's something we all need to bear in mind...
never taking a single minute of any day for granted.

Strangely, this week, our skies have been very hazy...
not quite cloudy, but not blue either.
Each day, the temperature rises, but stays a good 10 degrees
below the predicted high for the day.
I read, yesterday, that the haze in our sky is smoke that 
the Jet Stream has moved across the country.
I can only imagine what the skies look like out west.

It's times like these that I have no words...
only overwhelming feelings.

Life, here, marches on as usual...
there are chores to be done,
animals to be loved,
food to be made and bread to be baked.

I have been sewing daily, trying to stock my Etsy shop...
more masks and...

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