Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Of Farmers, Yogis, and Samurai

Well, well, Mike and Brad are back, fully enlightened and all. In the meantime Katherine and I have been relatively busy. I worked last week for Kevin(our neighbour on the farm and arborist) and learned to tie some cool knots and how to take down a tree safely when it's threatening to fall on a house. It was a beautiful week and a beautiful beachfront forest property that we worked at. Katherine and I moved a big pile of seaweed up from the beach and put it on our next year's beet and turnip beds. But most importantly we still haven't posted any pictures of our scythe in action so here's one, we got a samurai to come in and weild it for the picture.

Also, Katherine was on the front page of the New Brunswick Reader, and there was a story about us and the farm in it. That was a lot of fun to see; the story was written by our friend Larry, who lives in St. Andrews. So we're really winding down here for the winter, still have some work to do, but really moving into the next year planning phase. Mike will be arriving in B.C. on Dec. 11 and will be staying until some time after christmas. Brad's family is coming here December 15, and Katherine's family will be coming to(or staying in) the maritimes for Christmas.

Lastly, we are fully tasting the insightful words of one great visionary, "being warm isn't sustainable", as winter is approaching and we are perhaps a little to sparing with the firewood. We got lots of layers but guests seem to be visiting less and less often.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A Boston Post

Hey Everyone,

I figured while i had this 20 min window on the computer to do a post. Mike and I (Brad) are in boston, staying at the backpackers hostel, on our way to the Vipassana meditation center. It is relatively hard to think while a bar is beneath you blaring up some music so i will keep it short. Our new website is up and running, it was built to look good in mozilla firefox and i just checked it out in Internet explorer and it didn't look so hot. So if you don't have mozilla get it and then check out our website at http://www.bantrybayfarm.ca.

As for an update on the farm: we have finished the greenhouse, started our post frist year / winter planning talks. I am still waiting for the decision from UNB to whether i will be going to school in January or not. My family arrives to visit the farm and my mom's family for christmas on dec 15. So as i said before, quick post, but i will leave you with a beautiful picture :)