Few things in this world are more pleasant than friends. While much of the work that we do on the farm is solitary, both April and I are people people. We enjoy sharing our journey with those whom we come in contact with.
While most of us would agree that our job, is well work, we can also hopefully say that in that job there are people who make it worth coming in, and who its enjoyable to work with. A friend who I have at work, and who shares much of the frustration that I have at work gave me one of the kindest gifts the other day – a Cleveland Pear Tree. The Cleveland Pear Tree is a fast growing flowering pear tree that will make a nice front border to our homestead.
From the road, our home is fronted by lovely (not) Privet Hedge, which has grown to near 16 feet tall. Its bushy greenery obscures the front of the house. We can’t wait to cut it down – but I had set a condition of cleaning up the bushes we had already cut down, prior to cutting anything new. Well we did that a couple of weeks ago, and are now ready to clear that Privet. I’ll bring out the Stihl on Saturday for more Chainsaw therapy, and we will open up the front of the yard.
The Pear Tree is a perfect gift, as it is something that will outlast both the giver and recipient (hopefully – I’ve watered it well), and it will always cause a fond remembrance of the gift, and time that it was given. Its also a perfect gift for folks who spend time working outside as a way to remain connected with friends on the journey.