Home on the Ranch? Well, not quite but it feels a little like that lately.
We have 3/4 of an acre here. I would like to pretend that I know about these things but I just googled that an acre is just over 4000 square metres :-)
Last week we bought 5 chickens, beautiful 1 year old ladies, from a nearby free-range egg farm at Paskeville.
Chickens-eye view below.
There is something about trading my kitchen scraps (wow, so many kitchen scraps with a young family!) with these hens for fresh eggs that feels so good and right to me. I feel really happy when I think about our new family members. It's a really sweet exchange; a simple, down to earth pleasure.
The kids and I excitedly put on our rubber boots each morning to feed them and say nice things to them and by lunch time we have 3 or 4 eggs. I've never owned chickens before, and I've had a lot of pets, so this is all new and fun for me.
The other thing I did last week was to plant some fresh herbs; parsley and coriander for starters. Since owning my Thermochef I have been buying a lot of fresh herbs and the price of these little bags soon add up.
A lot of my friends grow their own so with their gardening experience to back me up, I took the plunge.
I can't promise that I'll be able to keep them alive, the plants that is, not the chickens, but I'll try.
How is your week going?
Do you have any fun little projects you would like to work on this week (or year?! I've been thinking and talking about getting chickens for a long time so please don't think it happened overnight!)
Or do you actually need to forget the goals and plans, breathe deeply and BE instead of Do?