It's been a lovely month here in the valley.
Sunny and dry...
and very hot for a spell!
We have enjoyed the blooms of spring...
...and the smell of freshly mowed grass.
The first crop of grass is in the bunker...
and the corn fields are planted and thriving at the moment.
Everything is beginning to look thirsty though and we hope for rain soon.
We had a few birthdays.
What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday with Broni than with a special lunch at Revive Bistro with 'the girls'?
We took Ranen out for her birthday lunch before her shift at a local farm attraction ...
where she has been helping host school groups.
She manages to fit work into her daytime schedule,
when evenings revolve around violin and Irish dance.
She just received the coveted 'N' and is now driving on her own!
Where have the years gone?
So thankful for all the good memories we have made together!
Who knew that Lucy could jump?
She competed in hurdles and high jump at the district track and did great.
She may be short, but she has spring!
We have close friends with a special adult son who lives with them.
Chris discovered that we had a 'gangster car' and was wondering if he could have a ride sometime.
Last week Elmer picked him up and took him to DQ for an ice-cream treat.
That made his day!
After years of planning and many disruptions...
the twinning of the Trans-Mountain pipeline is finally happening in our neighbourhgood.
It makes getting around a little tricky at times.
The work is happening right across the road from the farm and through property that is leased for cropping.
We ended the month with a little get-away on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
We stayed in Sechelt overnight...
and took a tour up the Princess Louisa Inlet from Egmont the next day.
It is really a beautiful place,
accessible only by boat or air.
There is so much to see 'just around the corner'...
right close to home!