Good morning! It’s a beautifully sunny day in Queensland, Australia as I sip my coffee and write to you dear folks.
Slowly but surely I’m getting settled in here, and I’m so happy, my heart and body at rest.
How I love going to bed at night with the sound of wind in the gum trees lulling me to sleep.
Then waking to the contented clucking of my chickens as they scavenge for tasty bugs in the new piles of weeds pulled from my garden.
I’ve been learning all sorts of new things on the farm where I’m living, and am feeling very homesteader-ish.
I’ve drenched and inoculated my beautiful red goats – William, L’Abri, Felix and Sophie, gathered eggs and learned how to sort them for eating and hatching, and balanced precariously on a bright orange stool as I used special pliers to put together a fence for the goat yard. I even successfully spotted and avoided my first snake – a 5 foot fellow slithering through the grass that my Aussie friends informed me “wasn’t that big.” 🙂
I love it here.
Love looking out over flower-filled fields as I wash dishes, learning how to cook with goat and kangaroo and blue pumpkins, and sitting out on the back porch watching Mockingbirds and Rosellas flit from branch to branch.
I even love hanging my clothes out on the line to dry in the fresh air, stepping carefully around swathes of wildflowers and saying hello to the horses moseying past.
It’s so good to be home. 🙂
What are your favorite things about where you live?