“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

Take A Walk With Me

There is such a difference between mornings and afternoons at this time of year.  

We start our day dressed in layers to fight the chill... but the chill doesn't last long.  

The sun is at an angle that still allows for me things to warm up pretty quickly.

Yesterday was a perfect autumn day... warm, breezy - and finally the ground was dry enough for the leaves to crunch beneath my feet.  

The colors are at their peak right now.  

The woods are filled with gold, orange and russet.  The woods still echo the chirping of crickets and an occasional lone katydid.  Before long those songs will cease and the woods will be silent.  

And so I immerse myself in everything that autumn has to give and am thankful to have a day to enjoy it.

Our day was filled with outdoor activity: shuffling animals to and from pastures,

 barn chores, and walks in the woods.  I took Chester and Annie on a walk to the stream and thought it might be nice to bring you along as well.
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We took a long bike ride through the colorful countryside.

It's lovely that we don't need to travel in order to enjoy the autumn colors.  The hills all around us are filled...

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