Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Spring on the farm
In the past week or so spring as just exploded into action over these ways. All the trees are blossoming, pairs of birds are fluttering all over the place looking for a good place to nest and hundreds of little lizards scurry into the bushes when you walk past. This time of year makes me want to burst with happiness! These photos are from the farm where I grew up (lucky for me I currently live not far down the road so can come and hang out whenever I want). As a kid this place was absolute paradise! We were never allowed to watch television but that didn't matter because there were 5 kids in my family and 20 acres to roam in. Basically all our spare time was used to build huts, make mudslides, play runaway orphans or whatever other fantasy we had thought up. My mum had me when she was quite young and because of this she always said that she could remember what it was like to be a child and wanted to create the kind of place for us that she would have loved when she was young. I think she did a pretty damn good job! Of course we've all grown up now (the youngest being nearly 19) but the house is still a delicious chaos of people laughing, joking and arguing, dogs roaming, and cats hanging around. People always say that they immediately feel at home there because the minute you step into the house you get swallowed up by the madness of it all, you really don't get the opportunity to feel shy or awkward! Anyway now we take the dogs for a walk through the paddocks and down to the river most days and it's heaven to them!