Monday, June 7, 2010

Wabi Sabi Farm

Old friends...
This weekend we had a visit with Gillian, a quick one, we cut it short when we finally decided to bring baby into the hospital to get him checked out. After 2 weeks of diarrhea, the past five days of fever and angry pain, and finally a body rash it was time to see... and the verdict is still teething. He is getting the canines first! Our baby vampire! And I finally decided to get some tylenol in the picture. That stuff works. He is happy again. I'm pretty blown away.
Oh the Coco-nut!
Papa put up this zip line for the boys, so much fun!
The pole is now padded as well.

Bike ride on the beautiful trail, lupines fill the ditches...

Yesterday we built our chicks an outdoor run. They didn't really come out yesterday but today half of them would come in and out. Seems like we have a fair number of ameraucanas. How many are roosters is my question. I'll put up some photos soon. Tonight we went to shut them in and our smallest chick, a silkie was out dead... we don't know the cause. Kinda sad.

It has been a busy day, busy with lots of people on the farm. The permaculture course was here today. Our land is the case study this year. The group of maybe 20 students (through the college) came to interview us and walk the land today. They take their info and come up with some designs for the farm, they will be presenting it to us and the teachers on Friday. It was very interesting and great to talk through a lot of our ideas. We have a good base knowledge on permaculture but any new ideas and dialogue is great! Everyone really loved our place and the excitement recharged us. Our boys sat & ran through it all as well, by the end of the day they were explaining the alder seed balls to me, the group had made in the course and planted/threw out by the creek. Yep, they are learning and teaching! I didn't know about that before.

"Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem."

-Kahil Gibran

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