“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

Don't Let The Sun Fool You

Don't be fooled by this rising sun.  It was not the harbinger of a warm, sunny day.  No, yesterday, the sun took a snooze and let Ole Man Winter come back for a visit.  He should know by now, that in April, he is no longer a welcomed visitor!

Were it not for the fact that I had to tend to our animal friends, I would not have opened the door for him and allowed his icy fingers inside my house!

Hopefully this week is the end of cold weather.  I have tiny plants emerging in the garden, after all!  

With cold winds blowing, yesterday morning was the perfect time for mass bread-baking.  Four loaves later I was ready to leave the farm... heading to town to make a few bread deliveries.

The last view of the farm was that of the horses and donkeys peacefully grazing in the front pasture.

It's a lovely sight and one that makes me eager to get back home again.  

Home is my haven, my happy place.

Oh, and before I forget... the donkeys have a little story to tell.  Since they are eating, and I have repeatedly told them to not talk with their mouths full, I will tell you the story.

You see, two nights ago as Hubbs was tucking all in and doing the last of the day's feedings (I was home working with...


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