“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

Surf's Up!

The pool is open and swimming season has begun.  I'll admit, though, that once the pool was filled, the girls were a little hesitant. 

MaryAnn was happy to see it filled, sniffed it a little, took a drink, 

and then proceeded to use the edge of the pool for a good scratch.

Ginger, on the other hand, jumped right in...

doing her best cannonball and sloshing half of the water right out of the pool.

Ahhh....nothing like a cool dip at the end of a hot day!

MaryAnn was more interested in visiting... both with me,

and with Moll cat... who hopped on hoping for a "piggy-back" ride.

Well, it has finally happened.  I have become one of those ladies.  You know the kind.... who just cannot resist checking out the items that other people leave by the curbside for the trash collectors.  While in town yesterday, I spied these four bistro chairs that just happened to be missing their seats.


It was difficult, but I found enough room in my Prius to bring them home with me.  Sadly, I didn't have enough room for the table.  It would have made a great planter, also with the entire top filled with flowers.  I could picture it sitting under a tree with two chairs... one on either side.  But, alas, it...

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