|Posted on June 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
We have been having way too much fun here on the farm. Our workshops have included the horses each time. They are such great facilitators of change. We humans live in the past and future but our Equine friends live in the moment and keep us grounded. We have had workshops with Access Conciousness facilitators and Angela will be facilitating an Equine Reiki workshop later this month.
|Posted on June 19, 2016 at 1:10 PM||comments (1)|
Well I’m glad to say that Brownie our milking cow had her calf a few days later than the expected date, producing a nice healthy heifer all on her own. It is always a joy to welcome new life on the farm. I now can have fresh unpasteurized milk again and make some cream cheese.
We did get some rain and you could almost see everything grow right before your eyes. I cut the grass for the first time since the fall and now we are already cutting our hay! It is just incredible how fast everything grows once the conditions are right, making it a race against nature to pluck out all those unwanted plants from the flower beds and veggie garden.
We tore down the old play structure to make way for a new farm theme structure. My daughter and I designed but we wanted and my Husband Bodo began the construction from our drawing. I am always amazed how he can do that! I am in the process of painting a large picture on one end of the structure with holes large enough for our guests to put their heads through and become the characters. I am having a lot of fun with this especially as I haven’t allowed myself time to paint for quite a few years.
Our first Summer guests arrive next week so it has become a mad panic to finish all those tidy up jobs around the farm and ‘to do’ list that never really ends as I keep adding to it on a daily basis. Thank goodness the days have been long as we head towards the Summer solstice, giving that extra day light time and cool evenings to get everything done.
|Posted on May 28, 2016 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
We had trail riders stay for the first week in May and I guided them out on the trails. It was lovely to be out again in the wilderness and breathing in the aroma of the forest as it awakened from its long winter sleep.
Some Children have already been enjoying the pony rides around the farm. The warmer weather came just in time for the Victoria long weekend and for the Trilliums to bloom giving us the perfect show in the woods.
Last week we planted out our veggie garden ready for our visitors to enjoy in July through to Sept. Every morning and evening the garden needs watering due to help the seeds to germinate. This is the driest I have ever experienced at this time of year. Hopefully we will get some rain soon. Our sheep, cows and horses have very little grass and we need the rain to get it growing. Also we need the rain to help the hay fields grow tall or there will be a shortage of winter feed.
The Lilacs are out in full bloom and unusually I have not seen any Humming Birds feeding from them. The spring was slow to warm up so some could have Sercombe to an early death from the cold and lack of food.
Brownie the cow is due to have her calf this weekend. Hopefully all will be well as we welcome new life on the farm. I am looking forward to being able to milk again soon and start making cheese again.
We knocked down the play structure ready to build a new one. I will tell you how that goes and what we plan to build next time I write.
Finally the new barn structure is up and running after the fire in October destroyed it and the adjoining structures. We were very lucky to be able to still put posts in the ground on Christmas Eve which is un -heard of in this part of Canada. It was the mildest winter on record and enabled us to keep building through the winter.