“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

Groundhog Day, Again

 Mother Nature served up a snow sandwich this weekend - two slices of blue-skied sunny weather, with a thin filling of snow between them.  

It started snowing Sunday morning during morning chores; and, luckily, the snow that we could have ended up having never materialized.

Instead, an inch was dropped which melted by the time we went out for afternoon chores.  The filling to our sandwich melted before we got a good taste of it!

February has felt, to me, a little like the movie "Groundhog Day"... where every day seems a bit like the day before ( a feeling I guess we are all experiencing this year!). Although there is plenty to keep us busy here on the farm, this February, with its frequent snows keeps us indoors a little more than we like.  

 I may have mentioned before that I have a little bit of a gypsy heart.  Although mostly a homebody, I love heading out to explore the countryside.  In the warmer months, I have frequent adventures on my bike.  But it's way too cold for outdoor biking in the winter, and so I occasionally get a touch of cabin fever.  

To combat this feeling, I have sewed, knitted, baked, painted and cleaned out most every closet and drawer.

All that to say......

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