“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

Things That Amaze

 I find that most days are filled with moments of utter amazement.  The thing is, those moments vacillate between "Oh Wow!"  moments and "Oh Sh*t" moments.

For example, I am stunned by the amount of cicadas that are everywhere... and if you have not experienced them yet to this extreme, you would definitely be speechless if you saw how many are just "hanging around" the farm! 

 Amazing.

There is long awaited, colorful beauty everywhere I look these days, and that, in itself, is so "Oh Wow!" to me!

Yesterday morning, I had the other kind of moment as these two gals opened their gate and headed out into the big wide world on their own little AWOL adventure as I was giving them their breakfast.  They might think that they want their freedom, but once they have it, trepidation kicks in and anxiety sends them right back into their yard... before I even have to go round them up!  However, as I watched them exiting the safety of their yard... I absolutely uttered "Oh Sh*t!"  Thankfully, I avoided having to call a "Code Red" in the neighborhood to help with a round-up.   (Last escape, our neighbors, Jim and Kathy, decided that if a text goes out "Code Red" it means all hands on deck for a...


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