blog maintenance

I have been doing a little blog maintenance, so if you have come over the last couple of days and things have been changing or missing I apologize.  I think I have it up and running now, if you see any glitches or elements missing do let me know and I will en-devour to fix them!

Gus is so happy to be able to go to the beach now his cast is off, and swimming is the perfect activity to strengthen it.  




Our move is quickly approaching, we have a move date now of around the 17th of January.  Although there is plenty of work to be done it is so important for the boys we maintain some sort of normality.  It is more important then ever for us to slow down and focus on being present.  Grant and I can work pretty fast as a packing team and things like the kitchen dresser have been packed up and sold a while back, the piano has moved to his parents in storage until a later date.  The sheds have been cleared out with just one more afternoon of work and then we will get cracking on the house.  I'm so glad I have embraced simple living and a "less is more" mindset, when I look around our home there is very little we need to de-clutter.  There is not really all that much we need to pack up, and much of it is used regularly.  A few days of solid, hard work and we should be about right.

In other moving plans, Aggie is booked to get clipped next week to hep her stay cool and prickle free on the farm as she does not cope well with heat with her thick double coat.  Ronnie the boarder collie on the other hand does just fine.  We are leaving his coat long for now, as he is far more patient when it comes to needing to check for prickles and the likes then Aggie.  We have researched up about ticks and will nip into the shops to buy the required preventative medicine on our way up to the farm.

Work is coming along for Grant, he has three possible avenues now firming up, all various trucking jobs in the district.  Hopefully one of them is a goer as it will be a relief to lock that in.  I have been contemplating going back to nursing for financial reasons, this farm is going to cost ALOT to set up.  Though depending on his work I don't quite know how I could manage shift work around his possibly unpredictable hours.  I continue to toss up the value of me going back to work with the cost of before/after school care/fuel/convenience items/added pressure on us with time constraints vs staying at home.

It's going to be an interesting final trip, with three children, three dogs, two cats and Squirtle the turtle all packed into the Landcruiser.  Madness I tell you!  But no doubt it will make for a hilarious story one day.

We have been in contact with Telstra in regards to internet on the farm, and they are in the process of working it all out for us, so hopefully that will happen within a  relatively decent time frame.  I think we will be eligible for satellite internet?  But I do apologize in advance if posts become a little sporadic over the next few weeks.  I will try to keep checking in regularly though with bits of news, stories and and the very least photos of what we are all up too though!

Much love,
Emma
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12 comments

  1. Oh Emma, the dream is becoming a reality now...ooooh how exciting! I have butterflies in my tummy thinking about your new journey, so I can only imagine how you are all feeling haha! What an adventure!

    Wishing you all the best with your new life on the farm. Cant wait to read all about it :)

    Love Tania xxx

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    1. I am feeling allll the emotions Tania! Its a mixed bag really. I keep trying to write a post about it but my mind goes off on all kinds of tangents, such a reflection of where we are at.

      I look forward to sharing!

      xx

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  2. Hi Emma, I have just come in from the garden all hot and sweaty and a little dip in the ocean would feel just perfect now. I'll bet the boys really enjoyed their time at the beach. I spent much of my childhood at the beach. They were good times.

    I really like the new look on your blog. I can really relate to all the books with the bookmarks because I have about a dozen books I am reading or dipping into at the moment.

    Depending on your internet needs you could tether your computer to your mobile phone - depending on how much data you have on your mobile phone plan. It could work out cheaper than satellite internet. But I guess that would depend on the mobile network availability in your area too.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who reads like that! LOL!

      There is something magical about the beach, Im looking forward to living a little closer.

      There is little phone reception on the farm. A bit on the hill but not enough to get decent internet. I think because we are rural and there is no other option Telstra will put the internet on for us, then we just pay for it like any other internet and phone plan.

      xx

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  3. LOve your new header, Emma! I have been thinking about updating mine but I've got to remember how to do it! Meg:)

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    1. Oh Meg its quite simple! I used Canva for this one, and used the 'Blog banner' template. I played around until I had a design I was happy with and then simply uploaded it on the layout section. I had to update my blog template from Georgia-lou, and then it was quick and easy.

      Otherwise you can just re-size a photo and use that if you prefer that look.

      If you have any questions reach out, I'm happy to help.

      xx

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  4. All very best wishes for a smooth pack up and good trip to the farm.
    You are heading for a lovely climate which should really help with the future vegie garden.
    It's a good idea to get fruit trees started in pots (big is better) so when the decision is made for the orchard you will have a head start.
    So excited to see you getting settled.

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    1. Oh I cannot wait to garden where it actually rains regularly! What a luxury.

      I have never had fruit trees in pots, that's a good idea. The first tree I want to buy will be a mulberry. My husbands all time favorite fruit, though we can simply plant that as they grow huge. Assuming they actually grow up there? Ill have to check.

      xx

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  5. Getting exciting now! Hope these last few weeks go well.

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    1. It is getting close. I am savoring my running water, air con and oven that's for sure! It will be a little while before we get things sorted!

      xx

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  6. So excited for you guys! Enjoy every step, chaos included!🙈🙈😍😍😍💕💕💕

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    1. Oh there is going to be so much chaos. LOL

      But that's the stuff hilarious memories are made of. I keep telling myself this, and that it will make good blogging content!

      xx

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