“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

They Grow Up Too Quickly, Don't They!

Yesterday, Mother's Day, as I was working around the farm, I thought about motherhood and what an incredible experience it has been.  Looking at my chicks and realizing that two weeks ago, they were fluffy, downy hatchlings...

that have very quickly grown and matured.  While still children, they are no longer babies and are quite capable.

It's like that, isn't it?  One minute your children are learning to walk and the next minute they are grown with children of their own.  My children and my grandchildren are precious to me and bring me so much joy.   Thanks to all of them, I had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.

Saturday evening, my son cooked dinner for me and I spent the evening with my three littlest.

On Sunday, my daughter and Tyler came to visit.  Tyler - like the chicks - though still a child, is so grown up and independent.  (And yes, I believe he has my chin!)

It seems like just yesterday he was toddling around the farm!


Amazingly, one of those turkeys in the background, above, is Old Tom.  In this photo, the turkeys were two years old (Chuck and Edith were hatched at the same time as Tom, but Tom has outlived them both.)


We had a rain-filled weekend on the farm, and...

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