“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

Living The Bird Life

 Thanks to the emergence of Brood 10 cicadas, the guineas are enjoying a smorgasbord unlike any they have ever known!

Where normally you will see our guineas patrolling the fields, 

with their funny, little heads down scouring the ground for bugs...

they can now be seen quite often perched on the pasture fences enjoying a feast of stuporous cicadas that have just emerged as adults from their nymph stage shells. 

 (Apparently, cicadas have not joined the slow fashion movement... as they are just leaving yesterday's clothes behind.  Perhaps they should up-cycle them?)


You might remember weeks ago we captured a video of a pileated woodpecker via our game camera.  We had noticed that something was shredding an old stump next to our woodshed.  Personally, I was hoping it was a bear...because I love bear pics and video, but, it was a woodpecker.  We re-hung the game camera and changed it to photos to see if ole Woody returned....

and he did!

as well as a couple of other voyagers...

"Oh, hello!"

Better watch out, little mouse... there's a cat roaming about!



We have planned to open up the chicken and runner duck gates to allow all to free-range on June 1st.  Fingers crossed that the foxes are...

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