Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Not for everyone
Thats what I was thinking as I was wearing my bright orange rubber boots standing in 6 inches of water fixing the barbwire fence with the kids. This isn't for everyone. Seeing as the world's population is getting more urban and BC is just the same, it seems that less and less people are interested in standing in 6 inches of water fixing a barbwire fence. I would be too if it wasn't part of something so much larger, a whole flavor of life with lots of hands on experiences and challenges all while doing something constructive and building a future. This morning my three daughters were feeding their dairy cow steers and our orphan bull calf, which in itself is an awesome event to witness, when we noticed that 10 of last years calves had managed to break down a fence and were milling about where they weren't allowed. So with teamwork and some quick footwork, we got the older calves put away and fed the calves and still got everyone to school on time. After school, the fences needed fixing. Sounds like just another chore doesn't it? But when Petra fixes the smooth wire, Georgina watches a cow get ready to give birth, giving us updates every few minutes, and Matty, Peter and I tackle the broken barbwire fence, its not a chore. Its fun and when the fence is fixed, we all look at it and praise ourselves because it looks better than before. The snow is melting, its calving season and spring is in the air! It may not be for everyone, but it is for me!