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

I’m loving this little segment on my blog! Its a great way of remembering our little farm experience and our first real home together. ¬†We’ve had to push our big move off for a couple weeks as I still don’t have my passport or marriage certificate or any identification, but everything happens for a reason, I say! ¬†Now, Carl will be able to write his exam without stressing about moving to a different country a couple of days later. ¬†We will also be able to celebrate my birthday and have a very hot Christmas.

Between getting rid of all the really strange crap that have accumulated in the house and working out how much to sell everything for, I’m really grateful for the little extra time. ¬† In my experience its always best to just do something. Stop over thinking everything and just do it. ¬† Time for selling all our worldly belongings is close, but the time for a new adventures is even closer!

Things about living on a farm I want to remember:

  1. I’ve seen flies have sex…Its horrible and its even worse when they decide to bang in your hair. Forever unclean!
  2. Getting flies out of your house feels near impossible.  Farm flies seem to love citronella, tea tree oil, clove incense and eucalyptus incense.  They crazy!
  3. Farm mosquitoes are huge and will find a way to suck your blood. ¬† I’ve seen them sucking away a storm through my jeans. ¬†I wish they were a little more hygienic. ¬†You know, maybe go wash your sucker thing off once in a while?
  4. Horses are majestic….until you live with them. ¬†Horse genitalia is not pretty, mountains of poop in front of your door sucks and the random rolling is crazy! They will also eat everything…Ferns included.
  5. Jackals have microphones and they will use it every night to make some utterly interesting sounds.  Falling asleep to jackal sounds sure is great.
  6. Guinea-fowl look like hovercraft’s when they run.
  7. Baby cows are the cutest things on earth! Until they eat your swiss chard.
  8. Having to take your cat outside and stay outside with him so he doesn’t feel scared. ¬†Or he will poo on the couch when you just sit down.
  9. Farm sunsets are the most incredible thing ever!
  10. The deafening quiet.  Peaceful is an understatement.

Lets get to photos!

Homemade ginger ale

^^ Home made ginger ale. ¬†My ginger bug worked amazingly! Next tie I’ll add more ginger, molasses and lemon juice. ¬†It was a little bit mellow for my taste.

Gluten Free bread

^^ This bread has made going gluten free, really easy! It taste so much better than normal bread. ¬†I’ve also started losing the pesky weight that never seemed to go away. ¬†My face fat! and belly fat. ¬†Getting toned!

Lettuce wraps

^^ Chickpea salad cos lettuce wraps! So filling and refreshing.

Green smoothie

^^ Maca spirulina smoothie.  Pretty bubbles

Slytherin scarf

^^ I finally finished my slytherin scarf! It took forever, but its finally done.  Now I just have Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw to go!

Zombie

^^ Found this little guy in one of our junk crates.  He was a birthday present from Carl.

Darth Vader home decor

^^ Also found this Darth Vader mask in the same crate.

 

mess

^^ You have to make a mess before you see results right? Why do we have old Christmas gift bags! Someone call hoarders!

Garden oses

^^ I’m going to miss all these roses.

Bell peppers

^^ Bell peppers growing away a storm.

Spaghetti Squash flowers

^^ Spaghetti squash flower.

Dill flower

^^ I love this dill flower.  Its like tiny galaxies.

Its Friday! Do you have any plans?

an instant of life captured for eternity

Mondays are definitely for off days. ¬†Thank you Jewish holidays for extra fun times! We’ve really been all over the show with doing things this weekend. ¬†From a ginger beer date at a farm to museum Mondays. ¬† Its been one fun weekend, but boy has it been unbelievably hot, like pass out in a pool and melt away kind of hot. ¬†I’m hoping for rain so my plants will be happy. ¬†A rain dance might be in order.

Pond

^^ We headed over to Maggies country farm and got treated to this view and some really bland ginger beer, it tasted like gingerbug, not the actual delicious beer.  The view made up for it.

Ducks

^^ Cute ducks splashing in the pond.  We also saw catfish jumping out the water, so strange, yet so cool.

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^^ Farm selfie.  Peace!

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^^ These little animals are al hand woven beads.  Amazing right?

Wind pump mill

^^ On our way back home we stopped at this little antic shop. It was closed, but the outside area was filled with strange and wonderful things.  A hoarders dream garden, I would say.

Postbox

^^ They must get a lot of mail.

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^^ Its plant time!

Wheelbarrow planter

^^ Wheelbarrow with lavender growing out of it! Take my money!
Black stallion

^^ Fire came by to say hello.  Hello, fire!

Origins Museum

^^ Museum Monday!

Origins museum

^^ The museum was filled with information about ancient rock art. ¬†I wouldn’t mind getting wallpaper like this.

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^^ Museum love.

To be or not to be

^^ To be or not to be.  That is the question.

How was your weekend?

Aerial Cableway Fun

Its always a big surprise to see a month coming to an end, when you don’t even know how it happened. Slow down year! I’m still trying to get to stuff! ¬†¬† We usually get our weekend fun on, but this aerial cableway has been on the cards for a while now. ¬†Finally we put all our maybes aside and just did it. ¬†It was extremely cloudy at our house, but the weather report said abundant sun for the cableway. ¬†We put our trust in technology and off we went. ¬†During the drive the clouds started disappearing the closer we got and bam. Abundant sun right in my face.

Harties aerial cableway

^^ Paying for our tickets….If you look really closely you can spot my hat in the reflection.

Harties cableway

^^ It sure goes up, up, up. ¬†I was kinda scared when we got out of the car. ¬†I’m not that great with heights or putting my faith in a man made contraption. ¬†You should see me on a plane!

Harties aerial cableway

^^ Everything you would ever want to know!

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^^ It was reasonably empty when we paid for our tickets, but as soon as we got in the queue a whole bunch of school kids came from nowhere at all.  Must be hogwarts.

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^^ We ended up sharing a cart with three 14 year old boys, so you know I put on my big girl pants and did not show any fear the entire way.  Carl and I must have made those poor boys real awkward.  Its a special gift, spreading awkwardness all around us.

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^^ The top is filled with panoramic views and a kaleidoscope of colours. ¬†Just look at that dam. ¬†Don’t you just want to go dip your toe into it? ¬†I do!

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^^ Its a really, really high edge.  EEEEEEEEEK

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^^ Super windy, with a slight chance of hat getting blown off! I don’t know what I’m doing with my legs, lets just blame it on the wind.

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^^ I carried my hat the rest of the way.

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^^ They have a lot of eating option at the top. ¬†We laughed at the mexican pizza, they plop on chillies and call it mexican. ¬†We didn’t end up eating anything, we went home and made fresh spring rolls. Way more refreshing and yum!

Harties cableway

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Harties aerial cableway

^^ All those drinking folk getting their drink and view on.

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^^ The old cable carts.  I would not get into these.

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^^ This restaurant had amazing views and absolutely no one in it.  Not even staff so we got to soak up these views with no one around.

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^^ We got a cart all to ourselves on the way down.  My hat even got a seat.  Good hat.

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^^ I took a lot of photos over my shoulder on the way down.

This was so much fun!

Anything fun you still want to do before the year is over?