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.)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Glorious Day

It rained pretty much all day today but it really didn't stop us from having a great day! Erich finished the chicken house last night, so the girls spent their first night in there...it still needs a bit of prettying up but it's completely functional...

After we let the hens out for some 'daylight' time, we decided to tackle the garden. The rain was quite helpful in keeping the mosquitoes at bay and for loosening up the roots of those nasty weeds. So this is the before shot...

and this is after...just about weed-free!

This is my first taste of gardening and I think I'm going to like it! It was so nice to be out in the dirt, listening to the sounds of the birds and the kids running around. The kids would come and help me for a bit then skitter off and play.

I was glad to have Violet and Farlee (our dogs) about, as our neighbour let us know that he had a bear visit him the other day and he wasn't easily scared off. Eek...something we will have to get used to but a little unnerving just the same. We were all quite soaked and dirty by the end of the day, which made a bath necessary...unfortunately as we don't have a bath tub, only the smallest member of the family got to indulge.

I also managed to unload 4 more boxes, sweep and wash the floor, go pick up the mail in town and take some garbage to the dump.

And after all that...we were rewarded with this...

A truly glorious day!


  1. That does sound like a truly glorious day!
    I love weeding in the rain (or right after the rain) It's muddy but the weeds come out so easy! Looks like the bed is all ready for planting. Now the fun really begins :-)

  2. Oh, what fun. Looks like you got a lot done.
    I remember reading somewhere about an old clawfoot tub that the person kept outside, they would fill it with water (or rainwater) and then light a fire under it to heat the water. Then they put a heavy rubber mat in the tub so as not to burn their bottom in the hot tub. I could just picture having a nice hot bath outside after a long day of gardening.