things are fabulous here (apart from the oppressive heat and my bad ankle (but that is another story for another day .... maybe!). one of the big principles of permaculture (it is a biblical principle first and formost!!) is living in community .... caring for others and helping each other out. and oh my goodness....have we experienced God's love, grace and graciousness through a whole variety of folks in our lives. but here is a typical saturday .... just to give you a hint.
lets start out with our first unexpected momentary addition to JustEarth. Splodge. He wasn't doing well, an orphan from a farm of unknown origins and the farmer didn't have the capacity to care for him. poor critter was not doing well, and didn't do much better with us. we could get milk powder into him, but he wasn't suckling .... and if bhe didn't do that, he wouldn't survive. plan B was to put a foster cow in a crush at the farmers place and allow him to feed. he is a miracle baby .... apparently recovering astoundingly .... way to go you little boy!
|Scott, Alex (farm hand) and Raymie watching the expert check the|
|Raymie had to check the voltage .... didn't believe it would shock him ...|
he got a bit of a surprise.
|... not sure what to make of their new home ...|
|but they quickly adjusted ... amazing how a bottle of milk will calm most babies!|
|Bruce in action.|
|it is important to use a consistent measurement when determining the depth of the|
holes for the posts .... ours was JJ .... from foot to armpit!
|we also had a friend and his kids camping on the block for the night ...|
so he couldn't help but get in the act and help put in the fence.
now we could feel sure that if the calves got out .... at least they wouldn't wander!
|just a beautiful shot .... the giant sunflowers are growing like gang busters ....|
a gorgeous sight for sure (this is Lea's garden). and the
beauty of these is that the sunflower seeds are great food
for chooks too!
so after a long hard day, what more could we ask for than to chill around the camp fire .... adults relaxing with a cuppa and the kids enjoying sparkler fun. it was a fabulous time .... we are blessed. selah!