“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

This and That

There are two wonderful hours each day when taking photos is
an absolute joy... the golden hours.
They happen right after sun-up and right before sun-down on 
a sunny day.


When the light hits the earth from an angle close to the ground,
the colors are intensified and the earth comes alive to the eye
like it does at no other time.


Yesterday, after morning chores, I headed back out with my good camera, to visit with
all of my friends.


I am never without a camera, of sorts, and most of the time it
is the (excellent) camera on my iPhone.


But there are times when I like to use a telephoto lens to get close up
photos of the flora and fauna of the farm.


Today's blog post is brought to you by the autumnal beauty of the land
and its inhabitants....
and a few snippets of things that I wanted to share with you.


I caught the turkeys doing things that I don't often see.
Morning grooming session...


and stealing food...


from the goat feeders!


Because the horses were out in the front pasture,
the sheep chose to hang out at the pig house.


They all had access to the front pasture once the horses were back in the dry lot.


I've been asked why I don't just allow everyone out in the pasture together.
Simply, because the...

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