I am actually going to get the sheep with my trusty Border Collie, Robbie. Robbie has been off his tasks lately, not paying attention to commands because he thinks he is smarter than I am. Well, he may be, but I still want the sheep where I want them, while he would rather just chase them back and forth because it is so much fun for him. All winter he impatiently waits for the time when the sheep go to pasture, so every evening, he and I can go and bring them into the night pen for safety. Then I walk through the bush so visit the trees. Today I tripped and did the most ingenious tumble and pretty near landed up on my feet. I removed the fallen tree from the path and wondered why I had left it in the way for so long. What does it take for us to create an action?
The Fat Ewe Farm is becoming a name and a place. This week there were over 8000 page views. Well, when I started this one woman sojourn to learn about sustainability and to divorce fashion and consumerism, not ever did I think there would be those who would want to come along with me, but thank you, thank you and thank you. One wonderful woman drove two and a half hours to meet me and chat at the Critter Sale in St. Paul yesterday. Imagine that! I was so honoured and touched. She was a very sweet lady and I wish I had a bit more time to speak with her and learn more about her.
At the sale yesterday, I did learn that St. Paul is very aware of me and who I am, what I am doing and what I make and sell. Many knew that I live a holistic life, am organically oriented and produce my own soaps, salves, butters, and blend essential oils. I was thinking that I was still hibernating here in my paradise and that though I have tried, the outside world just wasn't ready for what I have to offer. They may not be yet, but at least they are becoming acquainted with The Fat Ewe Farm.
A beautiful young woman, Joan Klassen of Justalittle Homestead purchased a ram lamb and my Anna, bred, two of the Babydoll Southdown miniature sheep. We have kept in touch via Facebook messenger primarily and I am proud to say that my little Anna, the sheep I raised as my own since her mother abandoned her due to a very difficult and painful birth, has her own little lambie now named Birdie. This makes what I set out to do all so worthwhile! The photos are used with her permission. Thank you Joan.
The Fat Ewe Farm is one woman's dream to marry permaculture organic farming with the loving husbandry of animals while supporting nature. There is a garden, fresh eggs from the free roaming chickens, meats from the farm and my love and joy of preparing gourmet meals offered at the Inn. The pleasant camaraderie of the guests at the Inn is most wonderful and keeps me in touch with the hustle of world business and city life, yet my place is here. Won't you pull up a chair and join me for some rose petal and honey tea? from the farm, of course!