Saturday, August 24, 2013

sunshine & sisters


And then the sun came out from behind the clouds and changed everything.

For the first time in weeks we left the house without a gazillion layers of clothing. For the first time in weeks all three girls came with us to collect the eggs. And for the first time in weeks, with no real threat of rain, I took the real camera out with us.

The light was so bright, the colours were so clear and we all just stood there in a pocket of sunshine for a while soaking it in. Feeling it on our skin. Feeling happy.


The girls played and laughed and sang and wrestled. Their joy was contagious.

Even the wood piles looked pretty and decorative, rather than the usual desperately necessary.


And we realised that there's only one more week until spring. Thank goodness.

And even though we didn't get to see our feature in today's Herald Sun magazine because it doesn't come to the country, we received loads of gorgeous messages and we feel very full and grateful and lucky. Thank you!!

I hope your day was filled with sunshine and happiness.
Did you get up to anything special?
Did you see our feature? Did you run? Did you take photos? Did you play fight with your sister?

Loads of love to you peeps.
The countdown to spring is on.

xx

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful girls and chooks and wood and eggs and sunshine and words!

    It is a funny thing...today was perfect sunshine here too with no wind. The wind has been crazy lately. We gardened, cooked, did washing and played with the kid's ponies. The sunshine made us happy and productive.

    We don't get the magazine 'bits' if we buy city newspapers either, why?? It is annoying! x

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  2. Just recieved Mollie Makes in the post today and the article on your book made me want it more! Bring on pay day!!!

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  3. Hi there! I came across your piece in the Herald Sun today. It was so positive and inspiring. Thank you! I would be more than happy to post you the insert so you have a keep sake if you'd like.
    Warmest regards,
    Felicity

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  4. Hi Kate, I loved it. If you want more than one copy I can mail you our copy too!

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  5. Sunshine and sisters. That is what life's about.

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  6. You are in Mollie Makes magazine which came today! Looking forward to getting your book at some point x

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  7. I love the chickens!! When I has a child, in my mother house we have 30 chicken. It was awesome, 30 eggs a day...
    Nice pictures as alwyas!

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  8. great pics with the big camera. We still have laying hens and wondering how much longer they will lay into Autumn in the UK. We will have to wait and see. Jo x

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  9. This afternoon's sun was amazing! As doom as it came out I whacked the bub into his pram and practically ran out to the garden! Lovely :)

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful pics as always - I am off to see if I can find the Herald Sun piece online now!

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  11. Ohhh, I bet somebody wished she had her gumboots on rather than her Blundstones!

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  12. Sprrriiinnnnggg!! EEEKKKKKKKkkkkk so excited :))) but gumboots in mud is also fun eh girls?

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  13. We had a little glimpse of Spring here in Perth yesterday & as much as winter is my fave the sun, the warmth & the blue sky was very very nice.

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  14. Oh Kate I wanted to ask a chicken question ( hope that's ok?!)....Tim is finally building a chicken coop for me-YAY- & hopefully it'll be ready in a few weeks. What I wanted to know is what are some great laying breeds? I've had a bit of a read online but thought I'd ask an expert. Any advice would be totally appreciated xx

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    1. Ahhhhh I keep forgetting to ask Bren.
      Sorry honey.
      I'll get there eventually.
      xx

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    2. We have leghorn and australorp crosses. Isa browns are also great for laying.
      I wonder if you are going to check back here.
      Hmmmm I might try to find your email.
      Although you've probably bought them already.
      Happy weekend love. xx

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    3. I did check back Kate!
      And no I haven't bought them yet as the husband is very particular about how he wants to build the pen & then he gets sidetracked by another project around the house.....sigh....one day I'll know the joy of having my egg producing chooks, one day.
      Thanks for getting back to me & say thanks to farmer Bren too x

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  15. Amazing how some beautiful sunshine after days (or weeks) of grey and cold days can make things feel so hope-filled and happy again isn't it? I am in awe over those eggs! Wow. Our chickens haven't started laying at all yet.

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  16. What great photos! I can almost feel the warmth on my head and shoulders!:D And wowza, look at all those eggs! I am wicked jealous, especially since I don't have my chicken coop or chickens yet! LOL!
    Hugs and enjoy the week,
    Beth P

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  17. That is an awesome headlock! :-)

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  18. OMG how gorgeous is that heart photo collage? I have photo collage envy.

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  19. Hello Kate

    I adore the heart shaped mosaic on the wall. Your daughter looks so happy. I enjoy your blog so much. There is something so cosy about it all. Carla

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  20. These are such beautiful photos - what a happy start to the day :) Thanks Kate. Kx

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  21. Lovely article in the Herald Sun - and great photos. Well done!!

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  22. There was an article on you guys in the Canberra Times on Sunday too! So nice to see your friendly face!

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