The children were amazingly well behaved - especially Belle who insisted on helping, even with the boring jobs!
We parked at a road side stop and a total stranger gave us oranges, grapefruit and mandarines off the back of his truck. Look at my kids! You'd think they'd never had fruit before!
The road side stop seemed as though it had been set up by permaculturalists. It had native plants, long drop loos, water tanks and just look at the bins! Aren't they great?!
We went on paddle steamers....
found toboggans in a park in a very rural town.......
These lovely people (whom my children referred to as "The Lovely People") allowed me to take this photograph. I was fascinated to see the extent that technology has
We travelled to Mildura and through South Australia to Adelaide before heading back to Victoria. It was my first time in South Australia and I loved it.
But do you know what? Holidays are amazing for perspective. It was so good to come home and see our messy but productive home through fresh eyes!
|Check out my rhubarb! It's grown since we left.|
I immediately set about weeding the garden and gave the weeds to the chooks to turn into compost for me.
Buddy Boy and Pumpkin were so glad to see their animals again........
and Belle went to work building a little bonfire under her Dad's supervision. Every one was content, busy and happy all weekend.
Rosie is starting Uni this week and needs to live on her own because it's too far to travel. She is really looking forward to setting up house for the first time and I had fun making these canisters for her. I saved some coffee jars and filled the lids with some dried lavender and dried marigolds. I plan to make some more soon. I think dried citrus peel would look good. I filled the empty jar with citrus cleaner (recipe here) and Rosie was delighted with her gift.
The friend that helped feed the animals had popped dinner in the fridge for us just before we got home, so we had time to chill and unpack. I was amazed at her thoughtfulness! Ahhhhhh......... life is good!