Anne and Adrian Fystenberg Guldbaek came from Denmark to North America in 2019 to visit relatives and look for work. They found a job at Aveley Ranch. Then in November of 2019, they went to Vancouver to get married.
For their honeymoon, Anne and Adrian left on Dec. 1 for a 16,000 km car trip through the United States and back. They left the snow in the north for the sunshine in the south.
The highlights of the trip were Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, seeing sea turtles in Georgia at a rescue center, the great food in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the sea elephants in Point Reyes.
When visiting family in Hope on their return home to Vavenby a storm hit causing the closure of Highway 1 due to landslides and Highway 5 because of the snow. They arrived back home on Jan. 20.
The couple was given the month of February off at the ranch so they decided they could start working on their own projects. Their first one is the raising of pigs.
They found 14 piglets for sale that were ready to go. In four days Anne and Adrian had to build a pig house, pig pen, and drive to Kamloops to buy feed. It got done. The couple said, “We plan on raising the piglets on the pasture and in the forest. It will give us happy pigs and be a better impact on the environment.”
The first meat will be ready to buy in June. When customers come to the Jones Cabin to purchase some pork they will be able to have a chat with the young couple about how it all works and see how the pigs are raised. People will also be supporting a local farmer.
Pink Shirt Day
Most of the Vavenby elementary students wore something pink to school on Feb. 26 for Pink Shirt Day. The younger children said that the day meant not to be a bully. Grade 3 student Kelsey Rexin explained that a little boy wore a pink shirt to school and everyone bullied him. The day was made in honour of him.
When asked what a bully was the younger students said that it was someone who picks on you, and is mean. The older children added that it is someone who calls you names or pushes you. Everyone agreed that they did not like being bullied. When asked if any of them had been bullies Grade 3 student Jacob Klingbeil-Tutt said that he had been one but didn’t like it. Many students then changed their original “no” to how they had bullied brothers or sister.
All the students did agree that there was no bullying at their school. When asked what to do if you were bullied Grade 5 student Nathaniel Weber said, “Talk it out. If that doesn’t work get an adult.”