Monday, 10 September 2012



I have a dream. {I can't help but say that in Martin Luther King Jr's voice for some reason} My dream is not quite as big as Martin's* though. Mine is in my backyard.

My little family lives on 40 acres of land. This place was my great-grandfathers soldier settlers block, so I hold it close to my heart. But, it needs a lot of work to get it where I want it to be. You see, I want to make this land our provider. I want it to give us what we need to live comfortably and I want it to one day be where I can live out my days tending and pottering without a care in the world.

We are getting there. Slowly. It all takes time, but I am so impatient.

We have some major works that need to be done, but it has been so wet here, we have to wait for the mud to disappear or we'll be making more work for ourselves! We've just planted our most southerly paddock with native trees, and once they kick off, I'll be trying to get some wild flowers in as food for one of my future projects - bees.

The next project is our vegetable patch and a new, improved chicken run. We already have a small patch, but not enough to feed the five of us. I still have to buy vegetables to get us through. We eat a lot of vegies around here! The section of land that I have earmarked for the patch has an old aviary on it, which needs to be removed but until it dries up a bit around here, it's staying put. So things are at a stand still at the moment. I have to keep reminding myself that patience is a virtue.

In the meantime, I'm immersing myself in every book and dvd possible. Learning about bees and honey, different types of chickens and whether they are best for eggs or meat, composting and worm farms. I foresee a lot of hard work in the very near future!!

I hope you are trying to live your dream. Have a happy Monday!

*on a different note, if you haven't already heard or seen Martin's I Have a Dream speech, you can see it here. Totally inspiring.

1 comment:

  1. I missed these posts - they didn't show up in my feed! I am so envious of your space and solitude, I wish we had the same - though 1 or 2 acres would be enough for us! I love your passion for what you want for your family, and as impatient as you are, I know you will get there xo


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