Thursday, October 27, 2011

hello, from here

ok, ok, I know it's been ages since I wrote anything here, but there has been so much going on in our lives that I simply didn't know where to start. And really couldn't be bothered, if the truth be told. At the start of last term, we made the move to our little farm, enrolled the boys in the local school and generally decided to just give it a go. Nothing to lose, everything to gain. I had my reservations, but I've been grumbling about living in close-knit suburbia for so long that I really had to try. I knew that it was going to be hard, no washing machine, no running water in the house, very close living quarters...just a whole lot of space (outside!) and freedom, and an amazing little school that is everything I ever dreamed of for our kids. They cook, garden, craft, play music, watch chickens hatch and generally just have an awesome time. Not to mention the great friends they have made. We actually thought this would just be a short term thing, but this place has really got under our skin, and we are still here, despite the lack of facilities (they will come), and I don't think any of us ever want to go back to the burbs. In fact, I think we would have mutiny on our hands if we tried.happy kids, happy dog, happy chooks. Happy life? I'd be lying if I said it wasn't difficult, but yes, it's a happy life. And, it's about to get a whole lot happier too...well, busier, anyway, with a new little person joining us early next year. Must be all that fresh country air.

p.s. as you can see, snowy has two new friends, chooka and atilla-the-hen. we are now enjoying fresh eggs once again, although snowy has chosen to retire from the egg laying business and leave the hard work up to the young ones.


katiecrackernuts said...

Sounds idyllic. Happy everything sounds like you made the right move?

Anonymous said...

WOW!! sounds like you are living in a dream! i think that living without all the modern conveniences just makes you appreciate them so much more when you do get them. so pleased for you. and a new person to make an appearance soon - JOY! congratulations to you all.


Levin said...

lovely to hear from you again. how's the caravan going?
and another baby!! fantastic.
hope all goes well for you

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Yey, you did it, it sounds fab! Also yey on you expecting a little one, so so exciting! x

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

So lovely meeting you the other day at Jodi's. It really does sound like a dream out there, you are a strong woman surviving without a washing machine!

xo em

My Messy Room said...

Woohoo! What awesome news!! Congratulations Emma - imagine if it's another boy! Sounds like it would be tough but the beauty of being outside and free makes it worthwhile. sounds like a dream. Are you taking lots of pics or writing s journal? the first chapters of this new life xx