My good friend Blanche is going to help me with the chores today. I have outfitted her in a pair of my pink coveralls, the ones I wear as my signature around the farm, with a hat and gloves and we are going to move the electric fence for the sheep. I admire her for this, especially since she is not an animal person and does not even like to pet or hold animals. She tolerates them, but would appreciate a quiet life with out them more. She is standing in my kitchen, barefoot, socks in hand and we are going out to work. After moving the fence we will go to town to try to find two hinges for the cupboard she built and we put up yesterday. Unfortunately, the hinges did not function properly. Farmer Blanche is going to St. Paul tomorrow and will return again next Tuesday with me after the Farmers' Market at the Liquidation World Mall, then stay for a few more days before returning home to White Rock. That is where I am from and had lived for almost 50 years prior to coming out to Elk Point and opening the bed and breakfast and rare breeds permaculture farm. Thank you Farmer Blanche. I am grateful for both your assistance and your friendship.
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.