My husband has been working very hard to get a new stock fence built to a deadline. He's not used to deadlines but with a new bub arriving soon and our other little one still in nappies and not yet walking, I'm sure he's aware that there's not much he'll be doing farming-wise once bub's born.
Our lifestyle here is fantastic, but when hubby is working out in the paddock from daylight to dark, I get a little crazy playing one-year-old all day. I'm sure I'm not the first mum to experience this. Luckily for me, there are a couple of paddock vehicles I can choose from to get out and break the monotony. Miss One get's strapped into a car seat and away we go. The first afternoon (around 5:00ish) we decided to get out, we ended up visiting Daddy who was busy with a chainsaw. We didn't want to hold him up so announced that it was just a brief visit and we'd be on our way. It didn't occur to me that our company was the highlight of his day, marred only by the absence of a cup of tea. I've now learned my lesson, and since then, we have had daily trips out to visit the tireless worker, with a more elaborate picnic each time. I've found renewed motivation for baking. Beyond that, I recognise that this is really why we are here and what it's all about: Spending time with my family and enjoying the great outdoors.