|Posted by Susan Sydor on September 30, 2010 at 11:20 AM|
This will be my first entry to gab about our new site and what we have planned for the farm. For those of you who know me, you'll get how huge this is for me. For those of you who don't, well, you're about to find out!
I have always wanted to live on a farm, as far back as I can remember. I recall asking - no, begging - my parents for a horse. 'It can live in the back yard, mummy' or, 'it can stay in the basement, I'll feed it, I promise'. Always a fascination with nature, a communion with the trees, with living, furry things.
Well, that dream has become a reality, and although my husband is still shaking his head in bewilderment - "how did I end up back in Manitoba?!", he's wondering - we are able now to build the life we want.
Our property is only five acres, not big by country standards, but enough for us to build a small herd of llamas and hopefully create a successful market garden business. Our neighbors are fantastic, most have lived in the area for over 20 years, so you know that turnover is not frequent, which means it's a good place to be.
We recently added 4 llamas to our furry family. We originally planned on three, but Cassey decided to get on the trailer and wouldn't get off - and you're not getting a llama to move if she doesn't want to - so, we ended up with four. A small adjustment to the shelter plans, and it's all good.
In conjunction with my current business, which is creating natural bath and body products, my hope is to live a life filled with fresh air, lots of dirt, and plenty of smiles. Our son tells us almost every day how happy he is that we are his parents (I know, pretty good!), he loves the fact that we are here doing what we are doing. My husband, well, he's getting used to being back here (in the cold, harsh, winters), and I'm sure he still loves me some. All in all, it's good to be back home, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.
For now, that's it, have a wonderful day, all!