“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

Seeking Spring

 Looks like Spring...

feels like Winter!

I spent several hours outside yesterday weeding the landscaping, getting ready for mulching.  It's almost May and I was dressed in snow pants, wool top, sweatshirt, down jacket and rain jacket... with a hat and winter gloves.  It's crazy cold right now, but still feels good to be outside getting things checked off of the Spring To-Do list.

The farrier came to trim hooves yesterday.

Happily, I had a well behaved herd (as always).

Although, Chloe did protest when I asked her to put on a halter.  As is usual, she had to run around her yard acting like this was not something she could possibly do.  No, wearing a halter would be the most awful fate for a donkey... she tried to make me feel guilty.  I, on the other hand, have the patience of Job, and simply let her run around like a ninny until she finally acquiesces. 

  "There, now, was all that fuss really necessary?"

Of course, as the farrier was trimming her sister, Daphne,  (who, by the way, doesn't need a halter because she stands perfectly still like the angel that she is).... and who, while we were busy with sweet, cooperative Daphne, Chloe was trying her best to worm her way into the center...

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