“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

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We have certainly had our share of austere beauty this winter, no?


Yesterday, as I was leaving the farm to run some errands, it looked like this... beautiful to the eyes, but easy on the feet and tires, as roads and lanes were fairly clear.


By the time I returned home, late morning, another quick blizzard had moved through dropping another (at least) three inches... covering the previously clear roads.

I am wondering... just how much austere beauty should one be privileged to?  Shouldn't we share with others?  That is why I am suggesting that any further storms should just hold onto their snow and send it down to the Southern Hemisphere when their winter arrives in a few months.  It's not that I am tired of all this snow or anything... it's just that I truly believe in spreading the love around!

Yes, I am quite eager for Spring!!  Over the next several weeks I hope to get seeds started in our greenhouse.  I am hoping that the snow on the greenhouse roof will soon be gone!  It's been there all winter.

 The pond has frozen a bit over the past few weeks.   There is now an ice bride that connects the front to the back.

  It's quite convenient for the 50-some ducks that frequent the...


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