Our weekend at Gabriola was a bit temperamental in the weather department but fun nonetheless. Oscar caught and ate more field mice:
The kids sheltered themselves from the sometimes rain, sometimes snow in a makeshift teepee. They had a perfect view of the work site from here.
At one point I saw Lily down the hill at the fire quite a ways away from where we all were. I wondered what she was up to.
Apparently she was making swords, much like a blacksmith would. Living at Fort Steele years back she’s had the opportunity to see blacksmith at work. She even saw a friend making a sword over the summer in the shop (Hey D!).
She put the wood into the HOT fire and then blew out the flame. Then she would take it over to the chopping block to form the blade.
Rather than hit it like a blacksmith would to metal, she scraped the burnt sides off to make a point. This was great fun, despite how serious she was taking this task.
This morning we had a lovely breakfast but the weather continued to get worst and we weren’t able to go back out to the property. Just the dad’s ended up going to get a half days work in.
It’s good to be home!