In which there's a ketchup post and we are on high ground here at the Farm
Usually I write like crazy during November, but this year I am just not in the groove.
I've also felt for a while that I tend to write the same things, over and over: it's raining, it's dark, I rode my horse, I caught some chanterelles, I went to Fish Creek, here are pictures of wet chickens.
But recently somebody pointed out that nobody ever said, "Agatha Christie just wrote another book about murder, ho hum." I guess that's a thing to consider....
So, here's an update on life at the farm:
We re-financed the house (which is stressful and also boring) this summer, with the main goal of getting enough cash out to re-roof. Mission accomplished. We are good on this roof for another 20 years.
|Up on the rooftop|
|The dogs didn't enjoy having the boom truck in the yard or roofing guys |
on top of the house...but they did wag tails
when they actually met the crew boss. #notgoodguarddogs
My aunt moved up to Bellingham from California recently, and my truck and trailer got a workout doing dump runs.
|Aunt Judy now lives in the same building as my mom. They like hanging out together.|
|Small new apartment + too many chairs = something's gotta go, |
so two big comfy recliners came to live here! Fox loves the new chairs.
My brother just started a new job down in Oregon (yay, new job!) but he was able to make a fast-blitz trip up to visit my dad in the care home. He brought the drone he uses for search & rescue in the Oregon wilderness, and flew it around so Dad could see the nearby world.
|Randy took this photo of all of us with the drone. Fox is the only one who wasn't fascinated.|
We had beautiful weather in the week before the "atmospheric rivers" sloshed in overhead, so Patty and I headed up to Chanterelle Hill together.
|Trompling around in the woods is always a good idea|
Chanterelle Hill did not disappoint.
|Patty and Baby Steady, May 2018|
Steady has grown a bit, and is learning some skills. At age 3 1/2, it's time to prep him to be ridden, briefly, lightly.
|Haiku Farm is on high ground, but the roads to- and from- are prone to flooding at times.|
My plan for today is to run out to the feed store before the access roads flood, and then come home and hunker with a stack of library books. We haven't lost power...yet...but if we do, the woodstove will do a good job cooking soup made from beef that Ryan grew, combined with beans from Monica's garden.
|Foxie Loxie Fire Dog|