A missive from a friend:
I am now approaching the end of my second month here
at S&S Homestead Farm on Lopez Island. Life has been
very busy…here’s a quick(ish) summary:
*I finally learned how to drive a stick-shift.
*I now know how to use and repair a chainsaw,
lawnmower, power-washer, weed-whacker, and apple-cider
press. I’m very handy.
*I’m learning how to make and apply bio-dynamic
preparations. I’m still not too sure about the HOW
and WHY of these applications, but it will come in
time (I hope).
*Loveday, our milking Jersey, is due to give birth any
moment (we are hoping she’ll keep her legs crossed
until Saturday). In the meantime, I’ve been reading
about milk, cheese-making, pricing for cheese
equipment, and general day-dreaming about ice-cream,
panna cotta, cookies and milk, and cheese in general.
*I’m bonding with the sheep, chicken, and beef cattle
(and I suppose the farmers as well…though I don’t
scratch them under the chin...yet...).