“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


We are in the midst of a major snow event.  It has been snowing for over 30 hours and may not stop until tomorrow morning!  And with the current weather conditions, I don't believe the groundhog would be able to see anything, much less his shadow.  Any way you look at it... there's still a little over six weeks until spring.

Here, on the farm, everyone spends their snow days differently.

Some, like the chickens and the pigs, mostly stay inside where it's dry and toasty warm.

Others prefer full immersion... sort of an "if you can't beat it, join it" attitude.

I tried to get the ducks to go into their house, where the guineas are staying for now,

but, they'd have no part of it and immediately went right back out in the snow.

 I  may have mentioned once or twice before... sheep are a little bit lazy and a whole lot filthy.          

 So, true to form...lying in the snow,

 means pooping where you are.  

Don't worry, I brush the accumulated snow off their backs at regular intervals.  You'd think they'd have the sense to use their houses and stay out of the snow.  I guess when you have a full-body wool parka that is impervious to anything, you just don't give a hoot about snow on your back......

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