Fleeces and fence posts ~ so much I'd love to catch you up on, happenings and every day routine things. But I guess my farm life right now is dominated by these two things, fleeces and fences.
Some of you know that we sold our remaining farm ground back at the end of December, first of January. What we have remaining now at this place is ten acres. Old fences, pasture barriers, needed to be moved. Because I wanted to save and re-use some of the woven wire and the cedar posts, this meant a bit of work! I don't have farm equipment - at least nothing like a tractor or skid steer, and the farm truck has some tire issues. So it was with a bucket and fencing tool, a hammer and a pair of pliers that I went to work!
A bittersweet job. So many thoughts running through my head. The passage of time. The loss of the land (not really a loss, I guess, a conscious choice, but still - no longer ours). A change in our lifestyle. And remembering, as I dismantle this fence, being in this same spot at a different time, putting the fence up with my Dad, who's no longer with us. I think about pausing from our work to sit on the tail gate of his truck - my truck now - to drink a cup of coffee. Working in silence. Admiring his efficiency and strength. Still missing him terribly every day.
There's something, though, that's satisfying with this kind of work. It also tests your
|End of day|
I'm glad that work is done.
|Kimber, a nice charcoal grey Corriedale with well defined, traditional crimp|
I also received a lovely, large shipment in the post right in the middle of all of this work and excitement ~ I can't wait to share with you what that's all about, but I think I'll just save that news for its own post! Thank you for sticking with me! Do any of you have stories or memories of working on the farm with your Dad or husband or someone special to you? I'd love to hear!
Edited to add: Although we are down to ten acres here at this place, we still have the Round House and Burnham Barn and Woods, along with about eight acres of hay at the Burnham Farm ;)