“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

Grateful

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes yesterday.  They helped make it a very special day indeed.  Hubbs took over all of the farm chores for the day... which was great (and it rained, so I felt sorry for him.)  But, that left me with an entire day to do whatever I wanted.

Much of the day was spent in my sewing room happily working on painting projects for my class.  We worked on leaves and different styles of flowers.  I was happy as a pig in mud!

Before the rains (and later, freezing rain, not snow, thankfully) came, I took the dogs out for a walk-about. 

 Armed with scissors and a pitcher of water, I was intent on cutting the blossoming daffodils in order to keep them from freezing overnight.

There are still tons of un-opened blossoms, but most of the opened ones were cut so that I can continue to enjoy them indoors.  I hiked through the front pasture, past sleeping equines, to harvest the daffodils that grow in our locust grove.

While wandering around the farm, I was pleased to find more signs of Spring.  New life returning in areas that I had planted last summer....

and smiling violas peaking out from beneath a garden bunny.

As I crossed the little stream that helps to feed the...


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