My new helper has arrived. She has quickly learnt how to drive the tractor and is helping clear out the dirty straw in the barn. She has been working on farms all summer and is very adept at picking up new skills. Plus she likes my cooking. Her name is Elise.
Welcome. Elise. And hullo to her Mum too!
Lulu is overwhelmed. Every morning after breakfast if the day is warm and dry.( Though very little is dry.) LuLu will climb up her ladder and have a nap in the remains of the broken tree house far above the madness of halooing dogs. She is very good at climbing up and down ladders. I know a cat should be good at climbing but it always makes me smile to see a cat solemnly and with great determination, climb a ladder into a tree.
And my other arrival was the Proof of the Book. Letters for my Little Sister. It is beautiful. Initially I was too afraid to open it. I sat it in my lap and looked at the cover for a while. For this book to suddenly become an animalte object did not seem possible somehow. As though, if I opened it and laid eyes upon the words the paper pages would disappear in a puff of smoke and witchy laughter. But I have opened it now and I have checked it for any errors in the printing. It looks very good. So I have told the printers to begin.
I must once again thank Melissa Hassard for being such a stalwart companion in our journey collating these letters into a book. I could not have done it without her and her knowledge.
Today is Saturday. After the chores, Elise and I are off into town to buy the last of the materials for the chook house and a hundred or so postage bags for books! WOW. My life feels pretty eclectic right now.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Your friend on the farmy,