“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

Leaves Are Falling!

Yesterday's sunrise was pure magic.
As the sun ascended in the sky behind a layer of fiery clouds,
the misty fog that was close to the ground began to glow...
a phenomenon that lasted just a few short seconds.

A day that starts with a show like this can't be anything but perfect.


It was a day of sewing...
(fitted crib sheets for the next new grand baby due in a month)


My sewing room has turned into a jungle.
All of the plants that had hung on the front porch of Maven Haven
have been brought into the house for the winter.


It was a day of mowing...
hopefully the last mowing needed for the year.


And it was a day of autumn winds blowing...
sending dry leaves swirling to the ground.


I took a break from mowing to visit my girlfriends.


They are always enthusiastic about a snuggle.


The ducklings, now adolescents, had quite the adventure yesterday afternoon.


With a warm breeze lifting the mercury above 75,
I turned them out into the spacious
yard that attaches to their house.


I would love to say that they frolicked and had the best time,
but the truth is, 
I think they were quite uncomfortable with this new-found freedom.
In the temperated days left this week,
I will repeat their turn-out.
The fresh air is...

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