“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

The Joy of Home

 Yesterday morning, as I opened each of the animal gates to allow them access to grazing or free ranging, 

I felt that all-so-familiar feeling of joy in being at home.  

After two days of being out of town, and three days of being down and out, I was so ready to get back out with my animals and my gardens.  Moonie lined up, as he does every morning, to get his sun-visor/fly-mask on for the day.

What amazes me is how much things can change in 5 days time.  

New flowers have blossomed.  Delphiniums in the house gardens...

There is so much color in Maven Haven's gardens...

The vegetable garden is bursting with vegetation

 and there are young veggies hanging on everywhere...growing, growing - day by day.

I have to be perfectly honest with you.  Although I was totally fascinated with the Brood X arrival.  I think I might be totally over them now.  They dive-bomb me when I am working in the garden.  Having them fly into my hair with their raspy buzzing and then get caught there creeps me out just a little.  I'd appreciate them a little more at a distance!


Having a day without the constant droning (you've heard the video) in my ears sounds like heaven - a heaven I am going to have to wait at...

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