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

The Girls Settle In...

The girls have been busy exploring their new place. We have been outside most days, even in the rain. The girls have found many of these growing everywhere...

and according to our handy little Plants of Southern Interior BC book...they are alpine paintbrush and the lovely blue lupines.

This looks like it was a garden patch...turned weed patch...and will keep us busy for a while!

We have discovered a few favourite spots in town as well...there is a great ice cream stand in town that sells non-dairy ice cream and the general store stocks some great popsicles. We have met quite a few people, as most people are curious about 'the new family' in town. We visited the school and met Kelli the secretary, who happens to be the sister of one of our neighbours from Westbank. Everyone at the school was very welcoming and delighted to have a new student. It seems like a lovely, intimate little school...this week the whole school is heading to Williams Lake daily, for swimming lessons. I also read in their newsletter about a great field trip they had in the spring, to the local nursery. We also checked out the Horsefly Public Library, which is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-6pm and has a wonderful little collection with a variety of material including a children's section and an impressive array of organic gardening and animal raising books.

And this lovely hat just called out to us...

We can't wait to attend our first rodeo in Williams Lake at the end of June...hopefully there will be a few Zirnhelts competing.

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