Order has been restored at Farview. Sheila came in and was relieved of her two-day supply of milk. Ruthie appeared to have gotten past her unrequited passion of the day before. The only time Bessie Anne barked was when we got a surprise visit from Stephanie, who came by to share video clips made down in the barn and goat pen when she was here. It's pretty funny to hear my voice and see French subtitles!
Leaving Tim's goat ranch tomorrow, Stephanie will make a stop in Nevada before moving on to a farm in Moab, Utah. I received a note from Jule who is now working in a vineyard in Cloverdale. I applaud the bravery and spirit of adventure of these young women. What a wonderful way to really experience rural life in America and make a contribution of their efforts at every stop.
Walking out to say goodbye to the goats, who all came to Stephanie to have their heads rubbed, I noticed that the few days of rain have thrown a pale green blanket across the pen. Dormant seeds (well fertilized!) needed little encouragement to sprout.
I got caught with my dust rag down, my own fault, but how nice to see Stephanie again. It was a good day.