Every morning I go to my friend Celi’s blog, THE KITCHENS GARDEN. A daily vignette of life on THE FARMY. A sterling cast of characters play out their daily life; Daisy the cow with the beautiful eyes, Sheila and Charlotte, pedigreed pigs with beautiful manners, the flamboyant peacock Duke of Kupa and various supporting casts.
Today Celi asked to see “the view from our backdoor”. I look west over lawn, garden and fields. Frequently the horizon fills with the largeness of ocean- going freighters traveling the Fraser River. This mighty river is a short walk down our country road.
The tilled field will be sown with feed corn today. We live on a dairy farm and the barn you see holds a 250 head of dry stock. The milking parlor and the rest of the farm buildings are just down the road on Home Farm. Home Farm is where I get my lovely fresh eggs, and the occasional jug of milk.
We are not farmers, but we of The Farm.