Sarah arrived yesterday, I guess the hustle and bustle of busy New York feels a very long way away from the tranquil valley of waving cedar trees that is gentle Giant Meadows Ranch but our newest WWOOFER is very quickly settling in to farm life. It would be very easy to be intimidated by Lady and Quest our two giant Shire horses and all around the farm, in each stall and every pasture a potential disaster awaits the unwary WWOOFER . Sarah appears to have laid her fears to rest and today, carrot morsels in hand, Sarah has discovered the significant benefits of bribery.
Brian and Sarah had their first stick shift tractor driving lesson this afternoon, fired up the chainsaw and operated the saw mill …..Greg was happy to report that no significant damage was inflicted on any farm structures or any WWOOFER persons during the course of the afternoon. I guess that means they graduated !
Brian was warned that it was recommended that he stretch before he mounted Lady our beautiful Shire Mare. Sadly, Brian had a temporary lapse of memory which only returned as his body stretched and groaned in compliance to her size. This morning we anticipated the “John Wayne” walk but clearly Brian’s body is more resilient than most and if he was hurting, we didn’t know it !
Well, another busy day tomorrow. Time I let Bran the Border Collie out to water a tree or ten and time we headed off to bed, Take care, keep safe, M XXXXXX