That Farm Life / What’s cookin’ good lookin’

This week has flown by! 13 days before we leave , 8 days until Carl’s exam, 3 -5 days until we sell the fridge.  Its getting real, really fast! The house is clean, the donation pile is huge, the pantry is almost empty, the fridge is a little bit to well stocked and we bought some euros.  Whoohoo.  Guys, if you have some sweet euros or dollars just come visit South Africa, you will be rolling in all the South African Rands. You could probably have the fanciest holiday of your life! and you will get to see lions and stuff.  The exchange rate is ridiculous right now, R7800 got us 500 euros, for realz.

It feels like most of this week consisted of standing in queues at the bank, them charging a lot of money for a little bit of money, but hey we have some euros in cash now, so that’s something to be thankful for.  I’m thankful for this entire adventure even the hard parts, making something happen will always be a little tough, its just persevering and believing it will all work out the way it should.  I have done a ridiculous amount of planning, back up plans, emergency numbers all of it! But things don’t always go according to plan, so here’s to an unplanned adventure and not getting bummed when things don’t work out as planned.  The best memories are the ones you look back and laugh about, even if you don’t laugh right at that second.

Cows

^^ a very photogenic cow, taking a shade break.  Grazing is hard work.

South African Rands

^^ A fist full of Madibas.

Euros

^^ the fistful made this.

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^^ Its getting Christmassy all around!

Vegan Jelly and Custard

^^ Sugar free vegan jelly with spirulina custard.  Yum.

Wasabi chickpeas

^^ Wasabi chickpeas on the yoga mat.

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^^ After hike tea and biscuits.

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^^ Sugar free coconut seed cookies.

How was Thanksgiving? any plans for the weekend?

 

an instant of life captured for eternity

During a heatwave its best to just stay at home and do a little rain dance ,maybe? We didn’t do a rain dance, but we have been crazily swatting the air and pulling our hair out with all the flies and mosquitoes that have invaded the house! Its like the plague…and the cleaner the house the more flies seem to be coming in.  They are also super big fans of citronella essential oil, clove, eucalyptus and fly away incense.   Do you have any handy tips for keeping flies out of a farm house?  Burn the house down?

yard games

^^ Yard games are always a good idea.

Yard games

^^ Can you spot the ball?

Bubbles

^^ Everyday should be filled with bubbles.

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^^ I’m a really serious bubble blower.  I’m holding on to the bow and arrow, I didn’t want to share.

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^^ Blowing sun bubbles.

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^^ pretty bubbles.

bubbles and sunset

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^^ Sun gazing.

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^^ Carl lovingly named these horse poop flowers.  For obvious reasons.

sunset

^^ Sunsets like these.

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^^ and this.

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^^ The neighbours cat loves me.  The friendliest cat you will ever meet.  Belphie hates him.

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^^ I still stroke him.

Stroking cows

^^ We woke up to really loud mooing outside our bedroom window and found the baby cows mooing at cows across the road.  I got licked by this little cow,  its tongue feels like Belphies.

How was your weekend?

That Farm Life/What’s cookin’ good lookin’

Ah, the farm life sure is splendid.  We’ve been spending more time at home as Carl  goes into crunch time before his big CFA exam.  I’m sure all his hard work will pay off and we will be celebrating his success come December.  You got this soul bro!

We’ve started a yoga routine at night, because you know, a couple that does yoga together stays together and been adventuring when we have time, but most of the time we are meandering around our house.  Just soaking up those views.

Around the farm lately.

Celery plant

^^ Healthy Celery plant just growing away.  I love the vibrant green.

Pink flowers

^^ Our side garden is really ugly.  I mean like really ugly, its filled with horse poop and all the random things our landlord planted.  So you could have bowled me over with a feather when I saw these pretty flowers popping out from the side garden.  You do you side garden.

Rose

^^ The roses finally showed up for the spring party and boy, was it worth the wait.

camomile flowers

^^ I’ve got a slight obsession with camomile tea.  It my sleepy time ritual that I just can’t get enough of.  I’m really happy my camomile flowers are growing so well.  You will be tea soon my dears.

Swiss chard

^^ Big and beautiful swiss chard.  Yum!

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^^ Getting ready for planting!

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^^ These flowers will be making our back garden beautiful! The one looks like something out of alien vs predator.

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^^ Its not all about gardening around here, we also eat some really delicious food.  Carl enjoying his chickpea burger after our strawberry picking adventure.

Chickpea burger

^^ Chickpea burger with a sriracha mayo and sweet chilli sauce.  So good.  Soooo Good.

Socca pancakes

^^ The easiest thing to whip up when you really don’t feel like cooking.  Kale socca pancakes.

Carrot Steak

^^ You would never think a carrot steak would taste so damn good, but boy it tastes like heaven in your mouth.

Vegan Chocolate chip cookie

^^ I made these amazing chocolate chip cookies for my little snack attack monster.

Fresh springrolls

^^ Fresh salad springrolls.  So easy, so yummy and so fresh.  I wish I had some right now.

Do you have any plans for the weekend?