The Farm @ Elwood’s

Mitchell & Maret taking in the view

Mitchell & Maret taking in the view

We met Chris and Linda years and years ago back when we attended the Baptist church in Parksville.  Everette had been introduced to Chris via mutual friends; Chris had an auto body shop.  Linda worked in the church office.

When we got involved in the church (or I should say, when Everette got involved….I was busy with babies!) Everette got to know a lot of people, particularly when him and the older girls joined a few worship teams.  (little trivia here:  Everette played drums, Layne played violin & penny whistle, Rauchelle played guitar).

Linda sang; Chris played guitar.  Our girls learned a lot on the spot, particularly Rauchelle who got great tips from Chris.

Facebook can be a time sucker, yes, definitely.  But it has its good side, too.  Like helping us get re-connected with people we otherwise likely would re-connect with.  And that’s how we ended up having a wonderful time at the Elwood’s little farm in Qualicum.

Linda saw via FB that we were hanging in the area for a while so they invited us over amidst their haying days.  Late supper at the end of a gruelling and challenging machine-break-down day.

Always loved the exterior of their house.

Always loved the exterior of their house.

As one does typically on a farm, you wander around and make yourself at home!  So that’s what we did.  The kids collected chicken eggs, practiced herding sheep, found piles of lumber to climb on and an abandoned rope swing.  Linda took us a for a walk into the forest to see the scenery for their son’s upcoming wedding and we ate a lasagne dinner on the back patio and talked about the huge changes in our lives and how our kids have grown up.

Laars got them cornered

Laars got them cornered

Anders observing

Anders observing

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Anders

Anders

Scooping up is sometimes easier from a standing position, particularly when there are so many people

Scooping up is sometimes easier from a standing position, particularly when there are so many people.  There’s Anders on the left, then Chris, his son Thomas and fiancé Jenna, John Gourlay and Linda.

 

John Gourlay was scheduled to help out with haying that day but with the broken down machines, he didn't work and they still fed him!

John Gourlay was scheduled to help out with haying that day but with the broken down machines, he didn’t work and they still fed him!  His parents own/run Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

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