Last Thursday I went to bring water and to check up on things at the acreage. I noticed my corn was coming up. I did some chores ,checked out the mole traps, but then the weather was turning. Dark clouds came in and I thought it was time to leave. Walking to the truck I noticed at the little area by the shed, how the sandy ground was waved. The rain the day before made it looking like a rippled beach. It looked really nice. Very different. On my way back I heard on the radio it was pouring in the Yorkton area. Half waything home the rain started. Good for the garden.
Friday Carol and I did some shopping in Yorkton, and also picked up the horse trailer at the trailer repair shop. I had a safety check and repair done. I bought this trailer cheap, but it's an older one and how many times people day it is safe to use......I thought it was good to get it checked. And it was good. Lots of things had to be repaired and replaced to make it really safe to put horses in it and drive around with it. So I'm very happy this is done. Like to keep my ponies or any horse that I will put in here safe and sound. The lights didn’t work once attached to the truck, plus I needed a brake system on my truck for this trailer. I didn't know that so that had to be installed and the wiring had to get checked. While my truck was getting done, Carol and I looked around at the water holding tanks and got lots of information. That was really great, as now I have a better idea of what I can do. Once the truck and trailer were all done, we went on our way to the lumber store to pick up deck wood. I got a nice brown treated wood. It will look great with the cabin! Also easy to take it as we just had it loaded into the horse trailer. LOL Handy thing!
We drove to the acreage and parked the trailer. We checked on the cabin and yay....4 walls up now. It is looking good! I checked my gardens and wow, the corn is really growing well. Also potatoes are popping up and the green sprouts of the lettuce and endive are growing well. When we drove to Carols place, it was great to see the whole herd in the large pasture grazing. The horses all look so good! They love all that young green grass that is popping up. Carol told me that the horses were really moving around a lot between the 3 pastures and the woods. It sure does show as their hay bellies are gone now.
Saturday we could pick up the woodstove I wanted to buy in Wakaw. It is a long drive but Carol knew the area. The farm she had before, was in this area. We went by it, after passing 7 bends in the road, and it was great to see where Ravenheart Farms started. We’ve enjoyed beautiful views on our way, have seen deer and hawks, and it was just amazing to see how the landscape would change all the time. From flat land to beautiful rolling hills, passing many small and big ponds and dugouts and streams filled with geese and ducks. Saskatchewan is just beautiful. In Quill Lake we stopped to say hello to Carol’s sister. She wasn’t home but her niece was so we talked a bit with her and then on our way again. When we arrived in Humboldt, we noticed a garage sale and of course we could NOT let this pass. Hahaha! I found a nice small and high DVD shelf which I can use for in the kitchen or bathroom. It’s not taking up lots of space so perfect for my tiny cabin. Can’t make it myself for 5 dollars. Carol found a nice card table and a key board on batteries. How cool is that! It was a lot of fun. After more then 4 hours we arrived at the place where we could pick up the wood stove. They load the wood stove and all pipes in the truck. It’s a heavy thing with 300 pounds. I paid and then we left, on our way home again. We were ready for something to eat and drink so we stopped in Melfort to have a bite to eat and drink. Not the most healty food, but oh well....it tasted darn good after our long drive. LOL Refilled and refreshed we were on our way again. I was never in Melfort before so that was nice. I love to visit and discover new places.
Then Carol stopped at a cute little place, called The Tire Man. It’s a little organic green house/store. How cool was this! We both bought some plants and some home made fudge. Mmmmm! It was tricky to get everything in the truck. It was getting pretty loaded. Hahaha! But we got it done and then we drove home. The whole day we had perfect weather. It was a great trip and Carol and I had lots of fun. Carol is a great driver too and she drove the whole day. She doesn’t mind driving at all and I don't mind to be a passenger. I loved to be a passenger and be able to look around and discover more of our beautiful province. I was so busy looking around, that I forgot to make pictures. But I did made a photo of the Tire Man. The father of the owner had made this statue a long time ago. It’s made of tires. Rather cool. Thank you so much, Carol, for a great time with many laughs and all your wonderful help.