“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

It's All In A Day

 Pinch me.  I keep thinking that these beautiful days, this week, are a dream. 

 Summer has arrived (perhaps not quite on the calendar, but definitely here on the farm) and it is a stellar one! 

 It's days like this that leave my heart so full of contentment, I long for them to never end.


Yesterday, with a clear, azure sky above, a cool breeze, and a slightly lower decibel level of cicada song, I plunged headlong into the business of the day.  Happy to finally be feeling back to normal, I eagerly busied myself with farm chores. 


 After spending the previous day cleaning every surface of my house with detergent/bleach water to rid it of any remaining contagion, I was excited to spend more time outside.

As we finished up morning chores, the farrier came to work on the herds' hooves... a necessary service every 8 weeks... done to keep feet and legs healthy.  These visits are always uneventful, as far as the herd is concerned.  Everyone minds their manners and does what is asked of them.

Everyone, that is, except Sammie - who insists on slinking around beneath hooves looking for tasty (stinky) hoof trimming treats!

Above our heads are the barn swallow "row homes"... three this year, 

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