And wonder why I did not take up Poetry.
The objective of Cai’s training is to locate people who have been buried under the snow. His reward after a training session is a play with his toy. Training sessions are very short and intensive. One of the skills he is learning is to locate a buried scrap of clothing and pull on it. Indicating to his handler that he has found a person. Pretty cool stuff.
Today we are going to get serious about the farm work. We will pull up the last of the hay bales. We need to split some of the wood for the winter and start the stacking. Hang a few gates in the barn and if there is any time left we will run an electric fence. Having family to work with me really does make a huge difference.
Good morning. My son went shopping in the freezer and last night we had lamb with vegetables from the garden and tonight we are going to have pork ribs cooked in a home made barbecue sauce. Both easy meals. All food that we have grown on the farm. So feeding this to my family is pure joy and deeply satisfying. This is what we are about. Simple really.
Have a lovely day.
Ps. What I was writing this time last year. We missed out on a great wee story yesterday (because I was.. um, tired) about my stay on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. If you do get time to read about My Italian Housekeeper, I would love to hear if you think it should go in The Stories Book.
Coyotes and Wild Dogs in the Moonlight was written on this day a year ago. It is a Farmy Book story for sure. I think most of you have read this one already. It was a wild night. We have not heard much from the coyotes this summer. I don’t know why.
You will have noticed that, though I am reading all your messages, I am not answering. This is just for while I have company. After my company has gone (Friday) I will be back in the Comments Lounge with you again. Just like normal. I love our conversations in there. See you tomorrow.