Saturday, August 31, 2013

A new place to call home...

 It's pretty, It's cold and it's a real farm.
It felt like it was never going to happen, the past twelves months 
of living in town has been something of a blurr...,
Not only did I lose the closeness to my family but I really did lose a part of me when we left our little farm in Queensland to make a new home way down in
Central Western New South Wales.
Finally, now my life seems to be all falling back into place again
and I'm back on the path where I wish to be.
I knew I would get there eventually,
 I just wasn't sure when it was ever going to happen.

 In Qld we often dreamt about having more land when we were making home on our five acres,
 so it seems that our up and move was a blessing,
a great excuse to actually move in the direction we really wanted.
So long story short,
we have found ourselves a comfortable old run down farmhouse
and its a whopping  93 acres
just 30 km out of town.
The farm itself is not large enough to financially sustain a living
but it's big enough to provide the sustainable lifestyle we crave for our family.
It's overwhelming,  we're not quite sure where to start .
An eighties style four bedroom brick house awaits us,
there will be painting,
 re flooring,
kitchen & bathroom renos,
 ripping out of overgrown gardens,
 lopping of overgrown trees,
building of sheds and chook coops,
raised veggie garden beds (to keep out the rabbits)
the restoration of an amazing old wool shed
 buying stock for the property...
Then there will be baking and preserving and crafting and crochet!
One step at a Time!
 Oh, I do love a challenge!
and it's just quite a bit exciting I must say!
I do hope you'll join us on our new journey...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Catching up ...

Oh how time flies....!  Sorry for my absence, again...
Things have been moving along as usual, I love my new community and continue to embrace everything it has to offer. It's been 12 months now since the move. Wow! 
We have our eyes on a small property just out of town so if all goes to plan, come Spring, Gooseberry Jams pages will once again be splashed with chickens, sheep, fruit trees, country inspired recipes and cute kids enjoying some space to roam.
  Perhaps then, my scatter brain may be clear again 
and I can schedule some time to reunite with the blogging community.

Until then you may see me, you may not..
I leave you for now with a few images I have captured in the past couple of months..

Hope your keeping warm and well   xo

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sunday afternoon drawing

Family portraits
each their own style...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

my name is ...

                                          the cheeky blonde one ...     

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

just some little things keeping me smiling this week...

~ sampling our first ever freshly picked apples
 ~ a hot tip received last week
led us to a clump of plum trees, all ripe and ready for a picking 
tucked away
 in a quiet lane on the outskirts of town.
We may just happen to be passing by this particular spot this time again next year...
~ more fresh local produce, walnuts and homemade carrot cake
 ~ crochet covering rocks (pattern here)
~ some crafting ready to go, just awaiting a quiet moment to get stuck into it.
~ peaceful sleeps in new vintage floral
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