Time has been flying by! So we’ll back track a bit…we spent a week field prepping before planting-tilling and picking stones that grow really well here! We started planting the week of May 9…but had to stop due to rain. We were able to finish up last week though! With the heat and some rain, the plants are looking good, Lord willing they stay that way!! We did run into a big snag…a rather large one. It actually took hours to dig out and after breaking our chain and borrowing a neighbour’s, with the help of the tractor and the skid steer, we were able to pull the boulder out from it’s place (which was completely in the way) and put it on display! Everyone has been working hard planting…weeding…weeding…weeding!
I managed to finish a sign for our farm yard on a wet day. I still have more to do but it looks like there are more rain days in the future.
And shearing day has come and gone. It was our first time shearing our alpacas. They look rather ridiculous now! So we have our first bags of fibre…that is work for another day.
The kids have managed to sneak in a little fun time…some horseback riding, some baseball. We were able to sneak away for a Sunday afternoon and have a much awaited, and much loved visit with Mr. Cramb himself! It was so nice to sit and talk with him and his daughter, to ask questions on the history of this farm and what things were like. There is a history page coming but we will forever be grateful to Mr. & Mrs. Cramb for allowing us to come and ask them (very out of the blue and never having met them before!) to sell us their beloved home and farm yard all those years ago. And so we cherish the heritage, the history, the love that has gone before us into this farm. We will forever remember the visits even before we moved in, the recipes Mrs. Cramb shared, the now cherished possessions they left behind. This visit with Mr. Cramb on that sunny Sunday afternoon was a visit we will never forget, and we are so thankful for.