Tuesday, 23 February 2016

This day a year ago..

It feels like a life time ago..

 but this day a year ago,
we had a big fire that destroyed our barn.
It was just one night, and we are still rebuilding from that night.

It is hard to believe that one night turned our lives upside down.
We did not really have a choice, but to rebuild and move forward, so that is what we did.

Perhaps as "outsiders" in this tight knit community, this fire allowed us to fully understand how caring and willing to help these fiercely independent people really are.
We were so overwhelmed with the kindness shown, the wonderful notes, words of encouragement, the donations and the rallying together the internet world of friends have  shown us.
We hear so often of the dangers and negativity of social media, 
well, I have learnt that there is a strong and supportive community on the internet.
 I am happy to have you as friends and appreciate all you have done for us.

We have a great new barn, and still in the process of getting all the power and water in.
It has seen its first round of ewes lambing, has housed a litter of pups, the 4-H animals are comfortable in their pens and has seen the first sheep shorn.
The new tractor is not so shiny anymore, but we are back to work feeding, making hay, seeding and all the other chores a tractor needs to do.

We still have a ways to go, but we are on our feet
and those feet are moving forward.


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