“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

The Never-Ending List

 I love these long spring days of puttering around.  I have a list as long as a roll of TP, I swear.  But, what farm life has taught me is - it will get done eventually.  So, each day after necessary chores are complete, I start puttering around... ticking items off my long spring list.

The mowing is done (day before yesterday), so yesterday I did a little whacking-of-the-weeds - not all of them, because that would take me a week - just the ones that were really driving me crazy, around the barn.

  Now everything looks nice and crisp... just the way I love it... if only it would stay that way!

Next on my list was to begin weeding the blueberry patch.  For whatever reason, weeds seem to love to grow around the trunks of each blueberry plant (of which there are presently about 75).  I sat on the ground at the base of each plant, pulling out dandelions, crabgrass, and tons of birdseye speedwell.  About two third's of the way through, it began to rain a little and became very windy.  At that point I decided that the completion of this task could wait for a nicer day.  I am happy to report that the blueberry bushes are loaded with flowers - each one destined to become a delicious...


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