“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

Another Chapter

 As happens when we have a snowstorm, life slows down a bit.   There is much less animal activity during these times of winter hibernation, and so, today I am going to take this opportunity to share with you another book chapter.  It still may need some editing, so please ignore any grammatical errors that I may have missed.  

I hope you enjoy another look back....

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It was the sixth day…

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”  (from the King James Bible.)  

Depending upon what version you read, the words are translated to “rule” or “be master of”, but the meaning is the same… leaving mankind with the notion that he is somehow “in charge”.  Imagine how different our world might be if the original translation had been for us to have “stewardship” over the earth rather than “dominion.”

Here on the farm, our philosophy is one of stewardship.  From a purely historical perspective, the creatures of the earth were here long before modern humans were.  The earth belongs...

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