Monday, December 24, 2012

2012 on the farm

Sometimes I forget how lucky we are to be living where we do.  We have been out on the farm again for two years now and although the transition was a bit difficult to begin with we are super glad to be here now.  It took us a while to get used to the fact that we couldn't just walk down the road to grab a coffee, or that we would be a lot more isolated from our friends out here.  Sometimes you realise that the only conversation you've had that day is with the cows and you haven't actually laid eyes on another person. We had to trade our favourite shoes for gumboots, town clothes for old jeans and umbrellas for sensible raincoats.  Yet at the same time we are living in total paradise.  We have no need for curtains in the bedroom and can gaze up at the stars while lying in bed at night.  We have 20 acres to explore and go for walks on.  Out here you get woken by the dawn chorus, not the impatient morning traffic or the rubbish truck.  And now that we have a little one on the way we really couldn't imagine a more magical place to grow up as a kid (I should know, I grew up out here myself!).
Anyway looking back at the photos from the year really made me realise how incredibly lucky we are.  It's so easy to take things for granted.  Sure our ramshackle little house needs some serious tlc, the gardens need fixing up and we pay almost as much in petrol money as we did in rent... but somehow it's all so worth it in the end!

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is lovely! I would love to transition to a more self sustainable lifestyle, for now though, I shall live through you! :) xo