“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

A Garden Tour And More

Summer arrived (weeks ago?) last evening at 11:30 PM (Eastern time, northern hemisphere) .... making today the first full day of summer, here on the farm.  Happy Summer, friends!

Today's blog is a video,  brought to you courtesy of Mother Nature - with a little help from myself.


It's such a beautiful time of year.  I thought you might like to take a stroll with me through the vegetable garden.  We'll re-visit it later in the summer to see how it changes through the season.  Now... it's lush and green and growing by the minute... all to the endless rhythm of the cicada song.  (Truly, though, "song" is a bit of a misnomer if you ask me.)

We had a lovely, quiet weekend on the farm, except for a couple quick trips off the farm.   Friday afternoon was dedicated to a 30 mile bike ride through the countryside.  On the way home, we stopped for a slice of pizza at a local pizza shop.  Truth be told, pizza shops way outnumber any other choices for meals out in our area. 

Saturday we attended Tyler's swim meet.  He placed first in all of his events. 


 But more importantly, his strokes have improved immensely over the past year.  It's obvious that he has worked hard!


By Saturday morning, the...

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