Blue jay, black capped chickadees and the geese flocks, on and surrounding the pond, noisily announce the coming springtime this morning.

Our cows and pony appear to be jousting across the field, head to head, then swift kicks and jumps behind them, fun is in the air.

Maple tapping is in full swing. To date the operation has yielded fifty-six gallons sap, boiled down to fourteen gallons of sweetness.

Mother hen has already hatched a new brood of chicks!


Bird song flies unfettered
Over blue sky and green fields.
Once you feel Tao run,
Give way, give way.

An effortless flowing, a sweeping momentum; like a bird song soaring and gliding over a vast landscape.
You can feel this in your life: Events will take on a perfect momentum, a glorious cadence.
You can feel it in your body: The energy will rise up in you in a thrilling crescendo, setting your nerves aglow.
You can feel it in your spirit: Enter a state of such perfect grace that you will resound over the landscape of reality like ephemeral bird song.

Ride it for all that you are worth. Don’t interfere, stop or try to direct it. Let it flow and follow.”

 (March 2) Deng Ming-Dao