Five Things I Love About Being Home At My Farm

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“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
~ John Burroughs


I have loved travelling, but there is something magical about coming home again.

These are five random things I love about being home here at my farm.

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1. I can go out into the garden on a cold and drizzling night, wearing my gumboots and pyjamas and clutching a torch, and come back in with enough foraged weeds, greens and leaves to make a tasty salad for dinner to go with our soup.

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2. No matter how busy my day becomes, there is always time for games and for sitting on the soft green grass, looking out at the trees and watching the koalas.

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3. The air here smells of sunshine and trees, or moon and stars and damp earth. The sky at dawn or dusk is filled with birdsong and a vibrancy that is hard to put into words.

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4. The beach is just down the road, and we can enjoy an early-morning walk, followed by breakfast at one of our favourite cafes. Byron Bay has some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet!

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5. All my favourite crystals are here at home. No matter what my mood I have a crystal to suit. There are crystals on every windowsill, and perched all around. There are crystals in the garden and beside my bed. Lovely, lovely stones. <3

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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9 thoughts on “Five Things I Love About Being Home At My Farm

  1. Love this …love you . I shall send a photo on intragram of a local beach …Llangrannog …in the meantime Google just for fun . ❤️💜❤️🌟✨

  2. I really loved that quote. It sums up exactly how I feel when I see or hear these things in nature. Even my stash of feathers brings me a great deal of joy. Lovely to hear about you little piece of paradise. Oh and the beach ! Just love a quiet stroll and swim (albeit in the shallows). Xxxx

  3. Your writing today made smile and cry. I am saying goodbye to our little farm. Bad decisions financially made by my husband and kept from me forced this “surprise”. I’m trying to tell myself to look at it as another adventure. But it isn’t. And when I lay out my Oracle cards they are always reversed and the message that brings is dark. I’m so tired physically mentally and every other way. I thought having survived cancer I could face anything but suddenly I feel like it’s one tidal wave after another and I’m just exhausted from treading water. Reading your message this morning gave me a few minutes respite and I remembered doing Many of the same things. Treasure your little paradise. Ive always seen things others can’t see and I see dark things ahead. Pray for me

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