Sunday, November 21, 2010


How is it possible to be so very smitten with such a little blondie boo? He makes it irresistible. He really does. What's not to love? His cheeky antics, his incredibly dimpled chin, his wild sense of discovery, his tenacity, his blubbery cheeks and thighs. 
Love it. Love it all to bits.

He looked out and pointed and said "tree" this morning. Then he paused and said "aliens."
He had us in fits of laughter. He was squealing, very pleased with himself.

...and loves a good mud hole - as any self respecting boy does.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rest in Peace, Anna

This is Anna - with Baxter a few years ago.

I've known Anna ever since I met her on the dusty hills of Ythanbrae almost exactly 10 years ago.
She was my friend and trusty troublemaker when I was a rowdy singleton.

I have heard today that she had a horse roll on her in the Northern Territory and she has died.
She's thirty something.
She lived life with vigor, finesse, a bloody good laugh and with her WHOLE beautiful heart.

I've had fun looking over those rowdy photos with her -
dancing on the bar in Yea
doing an entire lap of leapfrog at the Relay for Life
3 days of riding over New Years Eve on the Snowy Mountains
covered in mud together - many times.
working our tails off during the day and staying up all night.

The world was a happier, livelier place with my friend Anna.
I will miss you - my heart is very sad today.
I can still hear your hearty kiwi laugh and see your wonderful passionate, happy and caring eyes.

Friday, November 12, 2010

friday night fun

We're off to Philip Island to see this little fella tonight...
and 1765 of his little friends and family too.

What are you up to?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

300 of 'em

Our family has expanded by 302 this week - here's a sample of 6!

this is what she thought of them after a few minutes!

This is Will and Baxter.
Baxter couldn't be happier that Will and his family have moved to the district. Good mates are hard to find.

Have a happy day.  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

2010 Sydney Peace Prize

While driving home last night - kids in tow - after arguing the "Organic ways" with the fuel man... Triple J had a most interesting woman on Hack.

Dr. Vanesh Shiva was in Australia last night accepting the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize. And so very deservedly so.  She is an inspiration and is changing the world as we know it.  She has set up seed banks throughout India to save the seeds of yesterday.

If you don't know - Monsanto owns over 90% of the cotton crops in India. There used to be over 1500 varieties of cotton grown there. That is just a drop in the bucket in this war that GMO's have waged on the world.  We must stand up. We MUST fight this domination by such a money hungry, controlling, disease spreading villain we all know as Monsanto and it's cronies.

We as consumers, mothers, and human beings on this planet need to take fight by NOT buying or supporting GMO's.

Just so you know - Canola is the only crop in Australia that is GMO.  If you use Canola oil (which is rancid WELL before being bottled...) you are supporting GM.

Hmm. I wonder what kind of oil your local fish and chips shop uses? Care to find out?

Monday, November 1, 2010


We've been doing a lot of nesting around here - except there is no pending baby... don't worry!
More like putting all of our things in just the right places.

I nipped outside to the shed and found this little beautiful treasure from nature a few minutes ago.  It is so pretty and intricate.  

Unfortunately, we might have just a few too many eggs for it... see below....

yep, still coming thick and fast around here.  I've got a couple of new clients in Melbourne, and one beautiful little Organic Cafe that are featuring our eggs.  Will let you know more later..

Meet Lesley. She's our WWOOF'er.
And don't we wish all visitors could be like her.  She's helpful, fun, smart and just plain easy to be around.  

She's helped Nic on the farm, sown my seeds in the veggie patch, read books to the kidlets, ran and played games with them, nipped into the kitchen to do the dishes while I've bathed the kids, baked amazing rhubarb crumbles... and the list goes on! We are blessed.

Many of you may be wondering why this little toe-head isn't featuring in many pictures at the moment...
That's because he is FAR too busy.
He'll have to get back to you later.

xx Amy