My morning walk…

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“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”~ Dolly Parton

A good friend sent me an urgent text message yesterday to let me know that a shop called Rivers in Lismore had just received a shipment of gumboots, but they were selling fast! It’s been so wet in our part of the world – 3 floods in the past two months – that gumboots have been impossible to buy. Right now at our farm gumboots are the only suitable footwear, and my old pair has holes in them from when Bert was a puppy! So I always have one cold wet food and one toasty warm dry one.

Of course we went straight to town to buy new boots! I finally settled on two pairs – a celestial purple set and a bright pink pair.

This morning I took them for a test run, in my pyjamas of course. Who is going to see me out here except the cows? The one great thing about the rain is all the flowers are blooming and everything is lush and green.  So here is my morning walk, in pictures…

Harry, accompanying me on my adventure.

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The view looking past the cattle trough to our bottom gate. It’s quite misty and rainy right now, but the weather is supposed to clear.  Fingers crossed.

2013-03-07 08.02.38Gorgeous weeping bottlebrush.

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Jolly Jumper, the naughty steer who keeps leaping over the electric fence to get into my vegetable patch.  He was quite perplexed at my purple boots!

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Moss growing on the path to the pump house.


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The front paddock.

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Is that blue sky I see peaking out from behind those clouds? This is the little freshwater spring we pump from.  The water is so beautiful and clean – truly delicious. You can still see the remnants of Ben’s chainsaw work from the massive storms over the Australia Day long weekend that put trees and branches down all over the farm.


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And home again.  Blue sky!!!  Time to put a load of washing on and get it on the line to dry before this afternoon’s showers…

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Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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22 thoughts on “My morning walk…

  1. My day is off to a great start in viewing these beautiful pictures…thank you!
    (and thanks to Daisy for bringing me to this blog…I am very much looking forward to exploring it!)

    1. Aren’t they the coolest pjs! They have holes in them now from escapades with barbed wire fences (like most of my pjs – I always seem to end up chasing cows, or going where I hadn’t intended in my pyjamas) but they are my absolute favourites and I can’t bear to throw them out.

  2. There’s GREEN!!!!!!!! I miss green!!! I’d show you pics of my yard/view, but…you’d cry. And this Pisces does at times, though I’ve grown to love the view.

    1. The pic doesn’t do them justice – they are really that Cadbury chocolate or 1970s Monaro purple. Oh dear, did I just say that? When I was growing up my friend’s dad had a purple Holden Monaro with a bright yellow interior, and he was the envy of the neighbourhood, I tell you!

      Purple Monaro

  3. Delightful pics… the gum boots or wellies as we call them. Mr Jolly jumper has a bit of a wat ya lookin at face on today methinks and the ldandscape looks lush, green, damp and lovely. thank you for sharing…xxx.

    1. Mr Jolly Jumper has just gobbled up ALL of my parsley. And tried to eat my pink handbag which I left on a chair on the back veranda. Harry the cattledog pup scared him off, while Bert, my other trusty hound lay sleeping about ten yards away. 🙂 Such is farm life!

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