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Morning Coffee in Australia

Good morning! It’s a beautifully sunny day in Queensland, Australia as I sip my coffee and write to you dear folks.

Morning coffee

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.” πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

What are your favorite things about where you live?

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Aussiecozi - The sounds of the bush birds, the storm bird calling though he often tells fibs.Β  Possoms running over the roof, rain falling then the sound of water running into my thirsty tanks.Β  The ever present sound of the windchimes as the breezes blow and then there is “The Clearing” Now that is really special.Β  Walking down my long driveway through the gums with the smell of eucalyptus, honey from the honey bee hives and the curry bush.Β  I love everything about where I live.

Weirdcombinations - Krista good luck there in Queensland. I am happy you are adapting well to the new home. I want to visit Australia sometime. Β  Cheers!

Krista - Thank you, dear Tuula. πŸ™‚ It is SO good to be home, to feel I’m where I truly belong. πŸ™‚ xo

Anonymous - So great to hear that you’re getting settled in Krista, very happy for you! Especially if it feels like “home” already – lucky you! Gorgeous photos as always πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, Erin. πŸ™‚ I really am. πŸ™‚

erin - You sound so very content. Β I’m so happy for you!

Krista - Thank you, dear Katie! I would LOVE you to hop on a plane to come visit me!! If you are ever in Australia, you always have a place to stay here. πŸ™‚

Krista - Isn’t it wonderful, Rosa? I never cease to be amazed by it, especially in the morning and evening. πŸ™‚

Katie@cozydelicious - Oh Krista! I am so thrilled to hear how happy you are in your new home! The light and the colors are just beautiful. You are making me want to hop on a plane, fly across the globe to Australia to join/visist/meet you! Oh, maybe someday!

Rosa May - Gorgeous light! I really love the last picture.

Cheers,

Rosa

Krista - I am so very, very happy, dear Andi! I’m so glad you like the pictures. Isn’t it beautiful here? πŸ™‚ XO

Krista - You would love it SO much, dear Breanne! And the girls would have such fun with all the chickens, ducks, and adorable baby goats. πŸ™‚

Krista - It sure is amazing, dear Faith. πŸ™‚ I can’t tell you how healing and strengthening this place is for me. I love it so much. πŸ™‚

Krista - Isn’t it wonderful, Andrea?! I wake up every morning feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. πŸ™‚

Krista - Thank you so much, Paradis! πŸ™‚ It is a HUGE change, and I absolutely love it. πŸ™‚ xo

Andi Perullo - My god these photos are gorgeous!!! I’m SO delighted that you’re having the time of your life — you deserve it beautiful!!!

Jared and Breanne Mosher - Oh my, that looks and sounds SO wonderful. What a retreat you have, friend. =)

Faith - What a lovely, rewarding way of life!Β  Living in the country and waking up to fresh air every day is amazing…I’m so glad you’re enjoying it, Krista!

mlleparadis - how glorious. Β and your photographs are just stunning. Β what a change for you! Β and for us….you are making us v. v. jealous. Β xo!

Andrea and John - So glad you’re enjoying yourself – I can smell the fresh farm air from here – country Australia is the best!!

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