“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

Rainy Days and Mondays

If you are contemplating living a rural life with a farm and animals, I will warn you to always remember rainy days and Mondays.  You see, there are no days off, no rain delays, no postponements due to inclement weather, etc.  Nope... just like the postal workers... "Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night..." (you get the picture!)

With shorter days, it seems like most of our chores are done in the dark.  We start our mornings before the sun rises.  And end our days after sunset. 

Yesterday our day began in the middle of a rain storm. 

 It rained solidly the entire time we were out doing morning chores.  Were it not for good, waterproof rain gear, we would have been soaked to the skin.  As I've said before - any weather condition is bearable with the right gear - and good rain gear is an essential to farm life.

I am happy to report that all of our patients are doing well.  The donkeys are back to baseline, with no complaints at the present.  Chloe will have more injections in her sarcoid tumor in the future, but I am happy to say she has had no ill effects from this treatment thus far.  

Griz's face is healed and his cheek hair is growing back. (Big win!)

And Moonie is...

Read full article on beehavenacres.blogspot.com