“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

Color My World

 At the risk of sounding like a broken record... I've got to say, I am so happy that Spring is here.  

Each day my eyes open before dawn and I am filled with anticipation. Every inch of the farm is teeming with new life and I am like a kid in a candy store.

Aside from the sunshine and warmer temperatures, I am astonished by the amount of color that has returned to the land!  And, amazingly, it is only just getting started!

Farm fields are purple and green patchwork.

Carpets of tiny birds-eye speedwell have appeared where, a month ago, the ground was barren.

Violets turn their smiling faces upwards towards the sun, their cheerful blossoms appearing almost overnight.

Our flowering quince is ready to unfurl it's fiery persimmon buds.

The forsythia, twice as tall as me, is in full regalia.

Even the stream flowing out of the old log cabin basement is oozing with plant life....green algae.  What a color! 

How amazing and beautiful is this planet that we call home.  How could one not want to protect its abundant life?

I've been gardening, and weeding, and puttering around the landscape from morning til evening.  It's glorious!

As I snap photos of Spring's offerings, I've been inspired to try to...


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