It was meant to be cold today. I’m not talking snowbanks and blizzards, but word had arrived at The Homestead regarding Thursday in which phrases like “wintery blast” and “closed alpine passes” were bandied about and, while it’s not that dramatic, outside is not a place I’m keen to be right now which is why I’m hunkering down with Farm Girl and her watch-cat, Mel
Finally, it’s blogging weather.
With the easing off of Lockdown, it was wonderful to see the Princess again – and not just because she helped up dig another lot of post holes for the pigsty.
The following weekend, another Kingdom of Melton (West) taonga arrived; our future poaka parlour. Unlike the goat shed, this shipment did not require specialist transport due to a fortuitous trailer purchase by the resident prince, but did come with a royal pilot vehicle: The Queen, no less!
Socially responsible coffee seemed only right and fair after that!
Although The List stated work was to continue on the fence, a special offer on the hiring of a chipper was too good to pass up.
The shelterbelt is now prettying up the driveway garden. There was even enough left over to add a bit of pizzazz to the yard.
The pretty yard floor, the pile is gone, and through it all Farm Girl paints the fence to the sounds of her homegirl, Shania Twain 🙂
So, here on The Homestead tasks continues to mount up – and we love it even if our bodies scream a bit. In a world where “normal” is on one hand sought after and on the other horrific, our body’s working helps our heads make sense of the senseless, reminding us of what’s important.
We send you all aroha, love, hope. Kindness…such an old-fashioned word.