We raise sheep for meat, and grow vegetables, berries, herbs and flowers.
I’m the gardener. I enjoy working with soil and plants, and feel deeply satisfied serving home-grown meals. Gardening is an optimistic occupation – planting tiny seeds in the belief that they will become a future meal or bouquet.
During the rainy season, I enjoy fibre and textile arts; spinning, weaving, sewing and crochet. I might even learn to knit! I produce art quilts, handbags, handwoven shawls and crocheted baby sweaters, among other things.
Robert is the shepherd. He loves to sail and play music, but there’s always a list of things to do on the farm. He takes care of the sheep, builds barns and shelters and mends fences. He still has a day job that takes him to Victoria twice weekly, so he has two full time jobs!
We’re always busy on the Far Side.