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that’s where you are

 

Oh HELLO!

I missed you!

We were offline over here for quite a while and then when the Telstra line was finally replaced and we got back online, I forgot how to blog.

It felt a bit indulgent, like there was work to be done and I was messing around writing about it and not actually doing it. 

But without it, I'm a bit less. There's time for both, I've decided, and there is still definitely time for craft – more on that tomorrow!

We're on the farm, we've nearly sold out of the last batch of broilers and our many hens are starting to come into lay just as we start regularly selling eggs to regular customers. 

Our first two pigs are in the freezer – I must tell you about our morning at the butcher, it was so interesting! – and we're planning pastured broiler pens and winter vegies and spring bees and summer coffee plantings. 

And here is a photo I received today of our farm! It was taken by a fantastic photographer called Graham Ezzy who took it from the air last Saturday. We are very grateful to him! 

Are you very well?

And do you feel like a farm visit soon?! I hope so! I'll keep you posted on the plans. Meanwhile we are over at Gerringong Rotary Markets this weekend with Bikkies, come and say hello if you're in the area. And if you're not, stay tuned for a Bikkie giveaway coming soon!

 

Buena Vista

Photo by Graham Ezzy

xxx

41 Comments on “that’s where you are

Cassandra
March 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Missed you! Although I have also been MIA from internet land. Gorgeous photo of the farm, what a dreamy place to live. Wish I lived closer so I could take advantage of all you home-grown goodies.

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Catriona
March 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm

oh I am so happy you are back! I was starting to think wild thoughts like it had all gone horribly wrong and was about to call you but kept checking the blog hoping it was a connection error. PHEW.

Please never leave me in the lurch like that again. You have a commitment now to those who live your life vicariously.

Lecture over.

Very exciting chicken news and hoping you are loving where you are!

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Sonja
March 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm

So glad you are back, and what a wonderful photo of your gorgeous farm!

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lily boot
March 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Lovely to see you back! And that photo – makes me long for south coast NSW – it is so glorious. Next time I’m visiting Mum, I should drive up and buy some bikkies in person from your farm gate! That would be fun!

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Mamamakar
March 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Wow, that is such a beautiful scene! xK

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Maggie's
March 14, 2012 at 12:50 am

Love the farm !
Glad you posted.

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Penny Hannah
March 14, 2012 at 2:43 am

What a beautiful farm – looks too green to be true! So glad you’re back online as your blog is one of the first things I read in the morning [ Scotland ]. I’m an expat Aussie and disabled, so visit Australia vicariously through you and Down to Earth! Really enjoy hearing about your life, so thank you.

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Melissa
March 14, 2012 at 5:20 am

I’m over here in the States, and I have to say that I am so envious of your farm! Thanks for sharing!

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SB
March 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

Great photo!!! Glad you’re back, I did miss you on here 🙁

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Carole
March 14, 2012 at 7:59 am

WOW! What a beautiful place to live.

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rhonda jean
March 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

Hello, I missed you too. Yes, I am well. I hope you are too. I’d love to hear about the pigs.

Your farm is so beautiful. Often we fail to see the beauty we live with every day but to live there in that valley, with the pine tree, silo, out buildings and that delightful farm house, well, how could you not love it every day.

I’m glad you’re back.

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Tracy
March 14, 2012 at 8:35 am

I love that photo of your farm. It looks positively idyllic! I hope you enjoy the life your build there.

Looking forward to hearing about the pigs and the craft.

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Tricia
March 14, 2012 at 8:35 am

Missed you too 😉

I still can’t believe you are lucky enough to be living on the farm that I used to lust after when I was little. I remember each time we drove past I would tell myself that if I could choose anywhere to live in the world I would choose that farm.

I can’t wait to see more pics of your everyday life.

Take care xx

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Nichole
March 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

This is yours? Your farm? Oh goodness! It’s more than a slice of heaven! How lovely. Can’t wait to see the tour! Take care!!

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Zan
March 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Yes, I have missed you too. Was getting worried that I may never hear from you again. With you and Rhonda away, life just wasn’t the same. So glad you’re back. I have just received my vanilla beans in the post and am making vanilla extract today in your honour. It’s so much cheaper to order them this way.

Zan

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Ngo Family Farm
March 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Hello again! The farm looks heavenly. Can’t wait for a tour 🙂
-Jaime

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island dweller
March 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Glad to see you are back 🙂 Internet land was just not the same without you – looking forward to hearing about all your adventures!

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Angie
March 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I missed you too, wondered how the move went.
It is a beautiful farm (a dream). How lovely.It sounds like your lifestyle is right on track…

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Me too! (also, owe you an email – any minute!)

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Never again xx

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:18 pm

oh PLEASE DO!! Our farm stand is hopefully imminent – I’ll let you know when we are live, but meanwhile just email me when you’re going to be in the area!

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Thanks Kim xx

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Oh thanks, lovely to hear from you!

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Sorry not to have seen you in Wollongong! Ah well, another time! Am online now so can order a copy of your book! It looks completely gorgeous Rhonda, you must be so happy. Glad you’re back safe from your trip xx

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Even better, you can come now, make a mess and I’ll clean up after you’ve gone. Am hoping your Fowler Vacola house and amazing plan is still cooking xx

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm

My family’s. Adam and I are living and working here a.k.a providing light entertainment for my Dad as we are completely clueless.

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm

That. Is. Fab. I’m so happy!

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Thanks Jaime xx

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Hello Island Dweller!

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Hello hello! Move was diabolical – wet wet wet, truck delayed by 5 hours, but here we are so what do I have to complain about?! We had homegrown pulled pork wraps for dinner, it doesn’t get more on track than that for me!! xx

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innerpickle
March 14, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Thanks Tracy!

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Phil
March 15, 2012 at 3:08 am

Wow, it looks amazing! A bit like Farmer Hoggett’s farm 🙂 Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures xx

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Serena
March 15, 2012 at 7:01 am

what a beautiful spot! I too missed reading your posts and was wondering about your move & haw you were fairing with the floods &all. I gather you are well clear of them now! Look frward to reading more of your lovely blogs. Take care! cheersxx

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alison@thisbloominglife
March 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

Oh my goodness, the number of times we drove past your place as I was growing up and we went to visit my grandmother in the nursing home in Kiama. Like the others, I missed you too, even though I feel exhausted (and envious) over all your achievements. LOVE that slice tin.

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International Woman of Mystery
March 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Yay! Sing with me: “we love you Inner Pickle, we do, we love you Inner Pickle and we’ll be true…”. Have to work a little on the phrasing but the sentiment is there. xo

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Bee Girl (AKA Melissa)
March 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Glad to hear your voice again in this space. What a beautiful farm you have!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

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Libby
March 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

So jealous. What a gorgeous place to call home. I’m up for a farm visit :-).

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Deb
March 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Pickle – that is SO magnificent. I’m very pleased for you and your family. It looks deliriously good. Like caramel slice. Happy farming/baking/crafting dancing. Can’t wait to hear more. Deb

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Mel L
March 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

There has been a big hole in my browsing menu, glad you are back.

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Jennie
March 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Wow. Your farm looks so pretty. Congratulations.

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Betsy
June 5, 2012 at 9:35 am

Oh wow! Never seen that photo of the farm before… such a different perspective. Took me a moment to make sense of it. Hope you are all well. Been thinking about you and wondering how things are working out at the farm with such a full house! I have been looking to grow a pot of herbs and some tomatoes, and then thinking about how comically simple it must be compared to your ventures at the moment. I so admire your green thumb 🙂 xxx

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