Is farming next on the bucket list?

We just left Elaine’s uncle Serge’s awesome acreage. Spending time there was some kind of an eye opener. Me and Elaine have talked in the past about buying some land with the intent of pursuing our simple life lifestyle. Among the reasons why we haven’t pursued that yet are finding a sizeable piece of land in a relatively good location at a reasonable price and the commitment it involves. We wanted to grow some fruit and vegetables and have chickens for eggs. Maybe even have a sheep or a goat or a few of each. It would be super exciting to produce a lot of the food you eat. We sold the store because it was too much time consuming and it would seem silly to get right back at it, farming 7 days a week in the summer and having to care for the animals in the winter. After watching Serge’s one man operation, we came to realize that farming doesn’t have to be a year long thing if you focus more on the gardening part. In a future not too far away, we could see ourselves gardening in the summer and take off for the winter somewhere warm where we could climb all we want. We learned a lot about gardening during our few days with Serge. He’s very knowledgeable with gardening in general but even more so with Organic gardening. He doesn’t use any pesticides or herbicides. He shared a lot of his knowledge with us and we really appreciated it. It was an eye opener and I hope to give farming/gardening a shot within the next few years.

Now we are off to Kamouraska, QC to climb some rock. It’s a magnificent crag that we have visited before and we are stoked to revisit it. It’s in the middle of nowhere and parking the van at night for free might be a problem. Weather is not looking the best, around 22-24 Celsius but we will make the best of it. On a side note we will have to find some room in the budget to visit a wicked looking brewery next to the climbing area. It’s raining today and it made perfect for a travel day. We sure miss filling up the van in the USA when you have to pay $1.41/L …

E & M

Some green goodies Serge gave us.. Mint and some other zesty smelling herb. Really good for tea!

Some green goodies Serge gave us.. Mint and some other zesty smelling herb. Really good for tea!

A dinner in the van. Mushroom risotto and a can of cut wax yellow beans.

A dinner in the van. Mushroom risotto and a can of cut wax yellow beans. Oh and some leftover canned refried beans!

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