“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

I've Got Sunshine....

"I've got sunshine, on a cloudy day.   When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May.   I guess you'd say... what can make me feel this way?"   (© Smokey Robinson and the Temptations)

If you grew up in the same era as me, you'd know that the next line and title of the song is "My Girl."

I found myself singing that song last evening with the words changed to "my kids".  There is nothing in this world that makes my heart happier than my family.  Finally, after too much time has passed, we were able to spend the weekend with some of our family.

Tyler came to spend the weekend on the farm.  He's grown into such a sweet, loving adolescent.  It was truly a pleasure to have him here with us.  

He has learned to play chess, so while I was busy doing some fire-side knitting, he and Hubbs played a chess match.

I baked another batch of sourdough bread,

and experimented with making chocolate pastries (yummy!).

Friday and Saturday were warm enough that quite a bit of our snow melted.  Water is running everywhere around the farm and the ground is super-saturated and muddy.  It is going to be some time before things start to dry out.

Tyler helped with Saturday chores - and was the designated Griz...

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