Friday, August 11, 2006

What does a farmer do when she/he isn't working in the field???

Well I thought it was about time to dispel the myth that farmers have no life...Ok well maybe it's true but we have gone "out" to a few events in the last little while.

Last night we went to the Grand Opening of a new Nature Trust site. Yipee!

A week ago we went to a benefit show for the Dragonfly center, which is the local Autistic Camp!! For those of you who know nothing about Autism, I will tell you.
Autism is WAY more prevalent today than it used to be. It affects aprox. 1/4 to 1/2 the population. It affects males more than females(not unlike other developmental conditions) "During childhood, autistic children may fall behind their same-aged peers in the areas of communication, social skills, and cognition. In addition, dysfunctional behaviors may start to appear, such as self-stimulatory behaviors (i.e., repetitive, non-goal directed behavior, such as rocking, hand-flapping), self-injury (e.g., hand-biting, headbanging), sleeping and eating problems, poor eye contact, insensitivity to pain, hyper-/hypo-activity, and attention deficits."
From: Overview of Autism
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, Oregon

It is an interesting topic that I am only beginning to understand but the woman I have met through the center have been sensational. All very sensitive, loving being with an attunement to what matters in this world. The children they work with live in a different world and sometime they get to be a part of it. Wonderful. We need not search outer space for another world, for it is right here, we just need to see.

In the last few months we have gone over to Terry's(Tony's Sister) house for some live music. She has the perfect setting for it and Luke even played a little piano at the intermission, alright:)

The last of our adventures, which was actually farm related was up to Woodstock, NB for a marketing workshop put on by the Fallsbrook Centre( They are a very cool group of people who do a lot of work on organic food, alternative energy and community projects. Check out the website.

So folks things may sound dull off the farm but that's just 'cause the party is happening on the farm! Our tomatoes are ripening and the beans are coming in! Oh Baby. YUM. Luke and Mike have been working on a green house. Brad's been working on turning the computer into a Linux/Microsoft hybrid and I have been weeding and hanging out with my D-O-G. Hope you are all enjoying warmth and love.



At 9/04/2006 10:18:00 p.m., Blogger Jason said...

I love you guals!


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