round hereabouts


Hats off to my homeschooling friends, I'm about to dispatch my smallies to a far distant military academy. Hello second week of school holidays. If I was on holiday too, how much fun we'd have. I struggle not to peer green-eyed at holidaying friends sashaying through the interminable fortnight with activities and days off together and cheerfulness. Over here it feels like one long juggle. 

The exception being the last two days with beloved visiting cousins staying. From the kitchen I could hear lots of happy game-related shrieking, I could see lots of running past the windows and if someone fell an older cousin picked them up, if one was hungry they'd all stop for a snack. There was spotlight after dinner and shows rehearsed then performed on the verandah. It was gorgeous. 


And hello Spring.


My favourite herb, coriander, coming up in spades.


Tomatoes are shooting. 


Onions are about to bulb. 


Celery is blanching. 


Potatoes are thriving. 


Pumpkins are running out and I'm saving seeds from the best to plant in a yard the chooks have just cleared. 

And those small militarians of mine, they're shooting up out of the ground too, and with a bit of food and water will flourish at whatever boarding school they attend next year, I'm sure.


6 Comments on “round hereabouts

L from 500m2 in Sydney
October 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Your kids are so lucky to grow up around their cousins. I’ll bet that those memories will stay with them for life. The soil around your potatoes looks magnificent!

October 2, 2013 at 7:43 am

I’m thinking boarding school for my mob also 🙂 Love the newspaper support on the celery!

October 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

My kids spent time with their cousins over the holidays. Same pick up sticks game, which belonged to my great aunt, and same smiles. Lovely to see.


Mrs Homespun
October 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

Sometimes it feels like the school holidays are about a week and a half too long! 🙂
But then sometimes they are way too short.

October 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Sometimes I wish there was a boarding option for home ed. Like, I could do all the wonderful HE daytime stuff, but them some other person could do the feeding and toothbrushing and putting to bed- parts of the day I do not do well or happily, for the most part.

Then I realised that’s called being a teacher, and I had that life. D’oh!

Only not really, as we are completely unschooling for now, and loving it.

Wish so much that I was next door, my dear.

October 3, 2013 at 12:27 am

I loved playing pick up stix as a kid!

You’ve got your hands full right now! Just be sure to take 30 minutes here and there to rest and love on those beautiful, growing up too fast, children!

xxxx from an empty nester


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