Monday, March 12, 2012

Take time to picnic

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.


  1. sound like us. Fence completed 4 weeks ago and baby arrived 3 weeks ago! Dad is really missing the extra pair of hands, now tied to a newborn girl1

    1. Congratulations on the new bub. I'm sure your lives are pleasantly disrupted, as ours will be in a couple of months. One thing about country life, is that we have plenty of time out here, for farm jobs as well as family.