“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

A Trip To Town

 Ten days into November and the thermometer hit 74 degrees yesterday.  Amazing!  

It's strange to look around and see no leaves on the trees in the woods, but still have summer's blossoms in our front garden.

One tree on our property has retained its foliage, and now looks as if it's on fire!

And in the perennial garden, the blanket flowers have bloomed yet again. 

I am happy to report that all three of the runner duck groups are getting along just fine.  They are all confined to their yard until the newest members of the group identify that yard as home.  I suspect it will take about a month or so.  Luckily, cooler weather is on its way, so it shouldn't be difficult for them to be on yard arrest for a few weeks.  

I finished my barn chores and garden chores by early afternoon yesterday in preparation for a trip to town to spend a few hours with our Littles.  Before leaving the farm, though, I visited all of my critters to make sure they had everything that they would need until evening.

On the way back to the house, I stopped to check on the pigs and sheep.  They had been out grazing in the front pasture, but came running when they heard my gator.

They never pass up a chance to beg...


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