There was no choice for me, once upon a time I was right there in the middle of everything, building and wrecking with the best of them ( Greg again!!) but right now my place is the garden. Up close and personal with the weeds, the bugs, the snakes …and the dirt, lots of dirt with a very liberal mix of said copious types of poo. When it’s hot and the garden is dry..which it is right now, very dusty and very dry, I always end up wearing a dusting of dirt. Yesterday was no change, there I was, sitting pulling weeds, wondering about dinner for the next ten weeks, when I would get to dust my bedroom, where the eagle hovering around looking for his chicken takeaway lived and making momentous decisions when Greg told me that farm guests were coming this afternoon. This afternoon means soon was my lazy thought…this afternoon means almost now was my next ( not so lazy!) thought! PANIC…I had been sweating and looked like I had applied a very sloppy mud pack..all over! I looked like I had been rolling and done a commendable job of relocating half the garden onto my body and clothes. I was under the shower faster than the water pump could kick into action and round my feet there was a grungy muddle of diluted mud. Faster than Jeannie could wiggle her nose, I was back down at the ranch wearing a clean pair of jeans and after an Avon spritz, no longer smelling like the garden..I hope. Our visitors were wonderful, I guess they wouldn’t have minded if I was wearing a mud suit. Jennifer, her sister Irene and their boys Matthew and Joseph wandered around the ranch enjoying each and every member of our four legged family. Thank you all for choosing our farm for your visit and we hope the boys enjoyed their little green eggs. Thank you also to our Woofer team for stepping in and completing the evening chores whilst we entertained our guests, it is so good to have you around.
Before the farm visit, Lesley and Derek busied themselves manufacturing a feeder for the lamb pen. A peep around the corner of the barn found the two of them busily measuring and creating angles with an angle “thingy” ( can’t you tell I’m not mechanical or technical even! smile!!) as usual, just happy in each others company. Great.
Greg and Nara were fencing. Nara driving the big John Deere tractor and the big Ford pickup truck as directed by Greg and smiling broadly from ear to ear. Well done Nara, yet another achievement!
So, it’s 7.27am and time to round up the team. Have a great Saturday, take care and keep well. M