Why I love Friday at the Farm!

“Its always difficult to keep Fridays confined within themselves..they tend to spill over..” ~ Parag Tipnis   Fridays at our farm are my perfect kind of day. There was an early-morning walk to say hello to the cows and check the vegetable garden. After that I spent a little time finalising my Year of ME […]

Sunshine and Apples

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and the […]

A Day At the Farm

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~ Emma Goldman   I slept in yesterday. Til nearly eight am. Pure luxury! I’ve had a month of restless nights thanks to Lyme disease, so to sleep so deeply and completely was bliss. Our farm is a hive of activity right now. […]

Simple Tomato Salad

“Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.” ~ Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting   One of my favourite salads involves ripe tomatoes, a little oil and a handful of herbs picked fresh from the garden. Right now my Spring vegetable garden is still in its infancy, and my tomatoes are not yet ripe. But I found […]

Music, Smiles and All Good Things

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”  ~ Confucius, The Book of Rites   Ben and I ventured to the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Markets yesterday morning. We got there a little later than usual, about 8.30am, because after my pre-dawn meditation I sat down at the computer and hammered out some more words […]

Roadside Bounty and Shared Harvests

“We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.” ~ Orison Swett Marden On the back roads around our own little farm, many farmers and those folks with large home gardens have set up roadside stalls to sell some of their surplus produce. I […]

Hooray for friends!

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”  ~ Elbert Hubbard   Isn’t this the most colossal bucket of flowers for ten dollars? They are grown and sold by two elderly brothers who live up the road from us. You can read more about that here. I’ve had a lovely time […]

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