“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

Joy

I could hardly wait to chat with you this morning.
I'll bet that you had already figured out that Friday's absent blog
meant that finally our little Elijah was born.


And yes, indeed, that is what kept me from visiting with you on Friday.


Our little ones arrived on the farm Thursday afternoon,
and from that time until late Sunday afternoon, 
we were quite busy with fun and adventure.


I was so glad that we had opened up our Dragon Tree Trail, the previous weekend,


 because it was a major source of entertainment for our little adventurers.


It is a trail that leads from the back of our picnic pavilion
and winds its way through the woods to the driveway to the house.


Thanks to our brother-in-law, Rob, we even have a real
"dragon tree" along the trail!


The kids had no idea where the trail would end up,
and were so surprised that after we "climbed the mountain"
at the end of the trail, we ended up back at the farmhouse.

Our days were full from sun-up to sun-down.
The animals got lots of extra attention.


How great it is to have extra help with chores!


Mackenzie helped me bake bread which we packed up along
with dinner and took to their Mommy and Daddy when they brought
baby Eli home from the hospital.


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