Farm Day


If you didn’t know, Marc is a farmer. It’s official. It came on our tax return documents. I only giggled a little.

The farm he farms is not our own which is quite fortunate because then he actually gets paid while he farms. (It is rare, trust me.)

The fun thing about this career is that he gets to plant things, prune things, grow things, and run a tractor. This week they got a new tractor on the farm so in between planting our seedlings in the greenhouse, he got to show Brie the new tractor.

In this photo below, Gabrielle’s disgusted look is because Marc is showing her a snail he found. She picked up and then put it gently down on a rock saying she didn’t like it because it felt a bit slimy.





Spring is coming slowly to Pender. It was frosty this morning but the daffodils are budding and the snow drops are nearly done. Yes, while the rest of Canada is buried in snow, we are getting flowers. There’s nothing quite like the gulf islands.



Gabrielle’s a funny kid. Sometimes she’s into all things that move like busses, taxis, tractors. But with the gator, she said it was too noisy and she chose to walk instead of ride.


She also took a while to warm up to the idea of going inside the big tractor. She said she was a little bit worried because it was so big. Once inside, it was a challenge to make her leave.





She wanted to know what all the buttons and handles did. Marc got her out of the tractor to explain the trailer hitch and what gears moved what levers.


Gabrielle listened closely but who knows how much she understood.



She was happy to head home for hot chocolate and already talking about going back to ride in the tractor again.


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12 Thoughts on “Farm Day

  1. Glad to see he’s riding in John Deere – my son’s fave. ;)

    • My fav is the black and white of the kids with the blanket one. Such guinnee smiles. I love it! And Brent, I had to go back and look to find the bald spot.

    • Dear Binayak ji Thank you for expressing your derise in preservation of Ghandruke culture.This is a happy news for all of our Ghandrukes that a person who does not belongto Ghandruk has been found to be interested in Ghandruke culture and tradition.I lately came to know from your comment that you have done research about Ghandruk village and your intention of preserving Ghandruke culture for future generation.We appreciate your praiseworthy task carried out concerning the research of Ghandruk village and Ghandruke culture.In this circumstance,you certainly need our assistance,ideas and experiences in order to accomplish your study which is obvious that you have been seeking emails of Ghandruke people living in Ghandruk and Chomrong.Regarding this, what I want to suggest you that it has been quite a long time,i and most of my contemporary friends had left Ghandruk.Therefore I am unable to provide you emails of those currently living in Ghandruk and Chomrong.However I can give you email addresses of one Ghandruke living in u.k and his name is Narayan Singh Gurung who has been regarded as think-tank of Ghandruk and he knows about Ghandruk,Ghandruke culture and history very well who used to be former admin officer of A.C.AP as well has become chairman of Ghandruk overseas society several times.His email addresses is .Gopal GurungFeltham middlesex London

  2. She looks like a natural up in the tractor, and that scarf she has on is gorgeous!

    • Elixir from the Goddess of BeesNever been a honey fan; a dollop alawys seemed to leave me spacey, light-headed, out of touch and twitchy. Who knew Dana Shino’s Bee Love Honey would change all that! Well, trusting Dana and her deep love and respect for the bees, I thought Why the honey not? and ordered jars for myself and my family. And soooooooo glad I did! I don’t know beans about bees but I do know what it felt like sensing/inhaling the comb as I opened the lid of my jar of golden goodness and I have to tell you, words fall short when it comes to describing the taste. It’s the gift of the bees sharing their liquid gold bee soul. It’s delicious, beyond yummy-yum. It’s a unique deliciousness that traveled to taste buds, body and heart chakra seemingly yearning to experience the quality of this honey my entire life. Zero negative after-effects; I felt calm, quite fine with myself, and nourished, too deeply, richly nourished. Thank you, Dana, Queen Bee and merry, beloved worker bees!

    • I’m very surprised that there is only one (very bad) putrice of one of the finalists (EL TAZO!!!!!!!!!) What’s up with that?And why are there so many pic’s of the bands that didn’t even make it further.I would have thought you would be promoting the winners . Hopefully this will be rectified after the next round of qualifiers.

    • the article from mr gopal does make sense, give the ptrcuie of consequences we ghandruke not only from nepal but around globe gonna meet. my family members and direct relatives who are in nepal and abroad has never stepped back to donate or volunteer for benefit of the village. yes donation been collected but when the construction goes ahead and road reach our village what sort of changes it gonna bring? have we done assessment, because we are donating money to get the road built so we should be liable for the future of ecological and tourism consequences it gonna bring. yes, strong determination for road will come from our relatives who live in there, because life will be better if road reaches our village (assume for now)and they are the ones who hussle up and down the hill to the nearest road nayapul, and why we in here (u.k/u.s/h.k) exchanging opinions of good and bad of road project. but however does our relatives on other side know about these discussion? are there any ambassadors to tell them our concerns about the project? have they done any research of themselves? are there any alternatives? like cable cars. switzerland hav similar geographical features with alps but yes they are master of their own while we have to bring everything.but shouldn’t it be raised amongst us? isn’t it better if we come up with a sort of consortium between every ghandruke, government and banks. the consortium then runs the cable car company paying banks and if want full acquisition pays back government as well hence to be owned by all ghandrukes. i want it to write down in a bit detail but i am in afghan so sorry about that. and thanks for reading it.shree prasad gurung.

  3. Snow drops and sunshine and that beautiful wee girl of yours- perfection!

    • Thankyou sir jaha rahepani hami ghdkarune ghdkarune nai hau . yo manma ghandruko maya bairahnchha .aja yo jun bata ghandruk ko naya samachar padna pauda hami dirai khusi lagiraheko chhau . sir audha din haro ma pani abasya pani naya naya sachar padna paune asa gardachau ra antama gaun lagi kehi sahayog ma hami pani prayes gardchhu GHANDRUK SAMAJ HK

    • Hi Rene,Sorry to hear your picture wasn’t iednucld. Unfortunately we only have room for 25 pictures in our gallery, and it’s possible that your shot maybe was a little fuzzy, so it didn’t make the cut. Mariela the photo gallery is designed to give a picture of what the entire event was like. We do feature video of our two winners only (you can find them in the video gallery).Looking forward to seeing you both at the next round!Brandi.

    • Sir Namaste From Devsingh Gurung, Farnborough UK. It is not best time to comment. I know it is too late. Anyway thank you. It is alayws nice to hear from such a respected known person. As a Ghandruke I feel shame that you(Respected Sir) represent the voice of Ghandruk instead of genuine Ghandruke person. I offer many thanks behalf of all oversea’s Ghandruke. At last extent our warm regards to Dharmashila madam and all family. Devsingh Gurung( Gahira Gaun,8) Farnborough(U.K)

  4. Tout à fait d’accord avec toi Lo. J’avais oublié ces sacrés silicones. Sur le coup ca donne un effet magique mais à long terme pas top.C’est surtout avec les produits capillaires que j’ai vu la différence. Ceux sans silicones laissent les cheveux emmelés donc dur dur mais le résultat final vaut le coup. Ils sont légers et hyper brillant.Je pense à Leonor Greyl, mon chouchou

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