Saturday, July 7, 2012
Hooray 4 home!!
Something funny happened to us this time after we got home from Melbourne. All five of us had at least one intense moment where we felt thrilled to be home. That we love it here. That we are so blessed to call this place ours.
Miss Indi told me yesterday that she also felt like she had changed. That she felt different since coming home. I wondered if she felt more her. Comfortable.
As much as we pride ourselves in being cool farmers that can straddle the country/city divide, we really are the happiest here in the forest. At home.
I've felt it big time since we've been back. That I am the happiest, the most me, when I am hanging out with my gang, with dirt under my finger-nails, wearing my farm clothes, doing the farmer-girl thing.
I feel happiest when I am making- knitting and sewing and crocheting;
The red To Melbourne & back beanie above (details here) and the start of my Graphite Mara.
I feel happiest cooking and baking gorgeous meals and snacks using our own and local produce on Mona the Esse.
Farmer Bren's spelt and rye bread with my plum jam and quince jelly.
Although the ground is icy cold, I love pottering in the kitchen garden. Planting and weeding and transplanting and harvesting.
And although it is dirty and a lot of work, I love that we heat our home and cook our food on wood that we have grown on our land. It is sustainable and it feels right.
And I love and feel proud of what we do here at Daylesford Organics. I love that we produce clean, delicious, ethical and sustainable food. I love doing the farm chores all together and I am so happy with the decisions we have made that allow our children to grow up here.
I feel happy. I feel that although the decisions we have made haven't always been the easiest, that they have been the best for us. And that after eleven years here, I can say that we are country peeps. We like to visit the big smoke but we feel our best out here on our farm.
I've had this song in my head for the past few days... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHEOF_rcND8
I hope you are having a happy weekend.
I hope you feel great where ever you call home.