Saturday, February 27, 2016

The move begins

Well, we haven't found our next farm yet. It's all a bit up in the air at the moment, as we tread out into the uknown.  Our current farm sold, to folks who are making their first move into agriculture just as we did over 5 years ago.

We have been on the hunt for months, driving country lanes hoping to spot something that we feel is home. So far... no .luck.

In our minds eye, we can see what it will look like. A big old sprawling Victorian farm house, a bank barn with a stone foundation, and a driveway lined with maple trees.  We have yet to find it.

So in the meantime, we will be renting a wee bungalow from a fellow friend in agriculture. He built it originally to house his aging parents, but it will suit us well. We can still be a part of the spring planting and summer harvest, and we will have a lovely view of rolling fields from the porch.

The packing commences this week.

Part of me is very nostalgic, as I look at this farm and marvel at how much life changed over the past few years.  The animal husbandry we have learned, the knowledge of agriculture, the network we have built, and of course - two wonderful little people to share it all with.

What will the next adventure bring? I have no idea. But we are ready.  

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Gratitude and love

We are trying to teach the children about gratitude. So for Valentine's Day we created a gratitude tree. We named all of the things we are grateful for.

Take note - ham made the list. I suppose we can all be grateful for ham? Lol

Saturday, February 13, 2016


There is a special connection that exists between siblings. With my own sisters, it's fair to say that they know me sometimes better than I know myself.  They are great advocates, critical analyzers, staunch supporters, and ultimately the ones you know will tell you what they really think about your new hot pink handbag.

It warms my heart to see the relationship developing between my children. Yes, they argue. They fight. There is the occasional time out  with a reminder that "we do not hit our sister with the Star Wars light sabre", but there is also a whole lot of this.  My son frequently tells me that "she is a good baby sister mama, we should keep her"

Yes son, yes we should.