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perspective

 

Sometimes it's just about how you look at things. Your choice. See what you see. You choose your response. 

We've got a bit of shaking up going on down here and it's all exciting and unnerving and our brains are jangling a bit. You know that feeling? 

Take the one year old. How we love her. The way she makes our hearts stop when she dives off the kitchen table (miraculously uninjured.) The habit she has of speed-unrolling a roll of toilet paper and stuffing it down the leg of my jeans while I'm on the loo. Her new words: "let's go!" and "now!"

Without her we'd be less. (And there really is nothing a bowl of custard cannot improve.)

 

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Perpective.

A single friend of mine referred to a friend of hers as a 'friend with benefits'. I am so naive I wondered if she meant he had an abundant garden that she got produce from. Maybe a hen? (Am I my Grandma yet?)

I have a few awesome friends with gardens and the benefit of wit. 

This guy dropped in yesterday, bringing produce.

 

 

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Purple beans, ducks eggs, dehydrated and fresh-picked zukes. Now there's some benefits! Plus wit. He's a favourite in this house. 

While not here in this space I have unfortunately not been on a beach reading a novel. Or even better, in a forest writing a novel. Or even lying out in a paddock staring at my navel (or that of a small child.) I've been working. 

 

 

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And cooking kilograms of tomatoes into pizza sauce.

 

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(Seriously coveting Milkwood's new toy.)

 

We've been extending chicken pasture, moving pigs (successfully and drama-free!) and watching broiler chickens grow. 

We've been in the trailer and up the paddock. 

 

 

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Looking at things from a different perspective.

 

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And loving it. 

 

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(And her, the wee rascal.)

xxx

13 Comments on “perspective

philippa_moore
January 30, 2012 at 12:53 am

Know how you feel Fi, there’s a great need for perspective in my life at the moment too and right now it’s all very exciting and I feel very positive, but I do have my scared, freaked-out moments too. But I keep reminding myself that life is about change, I don’t want to live in a comfort zone and I’m moving forward and that’s the most important thing!

I do love the window you give into your world. xx

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Sue
January 30, 2012 at 2:27 am

So glad you were finding time to take pics! Cant wait to hear more about how its all going. Love you.

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Darren (Green Change)
January 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

I tell people that chickens are ‘pets with benefits’ :-). Great to catch up with you guys, although way too briefly! Will have to plan something once school settles down.

Good luck with the back-to-school stuff today!

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Charley
January 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

What a ovely perspective it is too 🙂 When’s the farm shop opening?! 🙂

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Charley
January 30, 2012 at 9:28 am

“lovely

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International Woman of Mystery
January 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Welcome back. I missed you! Lots of gorgeous pics so I am very happy. Nice photo of your work space. I have to admit to a small guffaw. Would like to see just beyond the photo frame. xo

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alison@thisbloominglife
January 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Oh I hear you, it is scary the abundance of work you generate as you create your ‘dreams’. And how easy it is to doubt those dreams…love the perspective (much needed here) and how wickedly cute is your little one? I missed you too!

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innerpickle
February 1, 2012 at 7:34 am

Finally! Haven’t carried my camera in a few weeks! xx

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innerpickle
February 1, 2012 at 7:34 am

This year my friend. Will let you know! xx

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innerpickle
February 1, 2012 at 7:35 am

Guffaw guffaw. Oh yes, mess. xx

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Garage
February 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Natural place all pics are so fabulous.I really like this all pics.Family enjoy picnics in this natural places.

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Stacy @ Sweet Sky
February 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

Hi,
I popped over from This Moment and have been poking around your site — I enjoyed this post among others.

Thanks for the reminder about perspective. And I can’t help it, anytime anyone says “wee” I feel extremely happy. 🙂

Blessings,
Stacy

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Monika
February 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

I enjoyed reading this post. You live in a lovely place, so lucky!

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