Love your neighbour

Day 22 and we're powering on. We fed our weekend visitors well, they contributed perfect complements to our provisions and ate homemade rice balls, pizzas, delicious rooster soup with navy beans and lots of sourdough. I've made a dishwasher powder from borax, washing soda and bicarb. The citric acid I thought I had apparently got tossed out in the last move, so hopefully it wasn't an essential ingredient.

But really, we would never have made it this far (without a vegetable garden) without friends and neighbours.  

I'm super lucky, all my life I've been blessed with amazing neighbours. 

When I was little, before Grandma moved off the farm and we moved onto it, we had a next-door neighbour in town called Mr Emery who we really liked. And we liked his cat. Next door to him was Mr and Mrs Deasey, Mrs Deasey brought us this chewy caramel on trays. We really liked her. 

The Deaseys moved away and Mr Emery moved next door into their house, and into his house moved a florist. I thought this was awesome. She let me wind green tape around wired chrysanthemums on Mother's Day.

Adam and I together have had gorgeous neighbours. Our Sydney neighbours then our Gerringong neighbours before we moved to the farm, all life-long friends. 

So we weren't really expecting more awesome neighbours. 

Lucky star, maybe?

These neighbours invited us in for hot cross buns at Easter, right when we had none due to a chronic game-induced yeast shortage. Yum. Then they traded their yeast for pork chops. 

And they took us for a little afternoon fly.








Over our farm and theirs, and down the coast a bit.













You know, I know he loves me, but I'd never be silly enough to go into competition with the chopper. That's one happy Adman.




Thanks Lee, that was great fun.



10 Comments on “Love your neighbour

April 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm

How cool! What a wonderful experience! I have been blessed with amazing neighbors. There have been times (broken plumbing) that I don’t know how I would have gotten through without them.

Penny Hannah
April 17, 2012 at 4:02 am

CHERISH THE NEIGHBOURS!,their price is far beyond rubies. I live in what is euphemistically called a ‘disperse rural community’ in the southern highlands of Scotland. When I suffered a [to me] devastating stroke three years ago, my neighbours were, and still are, absolutely wonderful – food, housework, ironing and general support could not be bettered. Am so glad you have good ones too.

April 17, 2012 at 6:27 am

Couldn’t agree more. I have been blessed with lovely neighbours too, in almost all of the places that I have lived. What would we do without them!

April 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

Your neighbours have a helicopter!! Wow. But giving you yeast, for a pork chop trade & understanding why you need to do so… that is what makes them great neighbours!

April 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

Forget the kidlets, the smile on Admans face is absolutely priceless! Three cheers for awesome neighbours x

April 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

Of course. These are very humble and modest people who happen to have speedy transportation for various reasons. And man Im grateful for that yeast!!!

Sarah B
April 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

wow, we have had good neighbours, but neighbours with helicopters! Your kids will no doubt regard themselves as having the best neighbours ever (well my kids would think so anyway!)

April 18, 2012 at 3:13 am

Wow! How thrilling to ride in a chopper! How thrilling to ride over water! Wow, how thrilling to see your farm from a helicopter! That’s an experience your children will never forget, nor will you! Thank God for great neighbors!

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April 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I love helicopter ride. Its amazing and also dangerous for little kids. I like your all snaps.

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April 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Neighbour is always help in our good and bad time. You allot such amazing and beautiful images of your helicopter ride. Its fantastic and great experience to all.


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