“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

Silver Linings

They say that every cloud has a silver lining.  I can attest to the fact that some clouds even have gold linings! 

The upside of a cloudy dawn is the magnificence of the sunrise that happens when the clouds are at just the right spot.

Yesterday’s sunrise had many magical moments.  As we began our morning chores :

With the ducks, guineas, horses, donkeys, sheep and pigs cared for we head across the farm to finish our chores - chicken, turkey, and goat chores remained.  Way at the end of our pasture fence, the sun is rising higher and the clouds are on fire.

Sunrise at the vanishing point.

Pulling oneself out of bed when it is still dark outside is very often rewarded with scenes such as these. To me, seeing the morning sky like this is better than an extra half hour of sleep any day!  Yesterday, as the sun rose, the mercury was hovering around 7˚ F.... bone-chilling cold, yes - but, invigorating as well. 

Hubbs and I ran to town to pick up fresh veggies at the grocery store.  How wonderful it is when we can forgo this errand and run to our garden instead!  We are still eating some things out of last summer's garden... onions and potatoes, pickles,  and frozen tomatoes and peppers...

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