A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Monday, June 16, 2008

First Week in Horsefly

Oh, so much to write about!! We have been having quite an adventure! It started here in Westbank...
Erich drove that big truck on the right which also had a trailer attached and I drove our van with tent trailer attached. We were quite a little convoy making our way up to the Cariboo. It was an uneventful drive until we hit the road leading to our new house which had recently been graded and then since it rained all day, turned into a huge mud puddle, about six inches deep. Erich was able to slip and slide up to the house but I couldn't get the van up the hill pulling the tent trailer. Fortunately, our new neighbours happened to be pulling out of their driveway at the time and managed to maneouvre the van up the hill for me...thank goodness!

The following few days was spent unpacking and sorting out all of these boxes....

Thanks to the help of Erich's mom, it wasn't too painful a process. Cheers Celine!

So these are a few shots of our place....

This is our view from the front deck and our living room window...those are the Cariboo mountains and on a clear day you can see a beautiful snow capped range in the distance.

And finally...Erich celebrated his birthday by getting started on our first project...the chicken house!
We were able to scavenge most of the materials for the coop from leftovers from the house construction and from some great finds at the dump!

And since I was also participating in the construction, I decided to treat myself to these at the local hardware store...they came complete with an attached Mother's Day card...I love it. Horsefly rocks!


  1. Wow!!! What a great view. Everything looks so great and it sounds as though you aren't wasting any time settling in - the garden and the chicken house already on the go. Sounds like good prioritizing to me. :-)

    Looking forward to hearing more and seeing even more pictures. It looks so beautiful.

  2. The house looks lovely, as does the area.

  3. Oh, that is spectacular! I spent most of my childhood in PG so you are in my old end of the woods now. I never met a person from Horsefly that I didn't like!