Wednesday, January 7, 2015

seventh

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The seventh day of the new year is our farmer boy's birthday.

We tried to convince him to have a party, to go on an adventure, or to go camping, but he told us that all he wanted was a day off. A day where he did not leave the farm, was not busy, or productive.

We gave him a pancake breakfast, loads of hand made cards and prezzies, a pavlova lunch, and we gave him a set of wood carving knives.

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And when we went down to look after the animals and clean the irrigation filters, we brought back up with us a bit of black wattle.

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First he chopped it in half and then he got to work with his new tools.

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After a while the girls got their knives out too.

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It was such a gorgeous way to spend the afternoon, busy hands, snippets of conversation and curly wood shavings.

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We'll finish the day with a movie and popcorn.

I feel like we gave our boy the happiest birthday and everything he asked for. Oh except the non productive bit, look at all those shavings.

Happy, happy birthday farmer Bren, oh how we lovelovelove you!!

I hope you guys had a great farmer Bren's birthday too.
Oh and I'll draw the five beanie winners tomorrow if that's ok, the movie is starting and I don't want to miss out.

xxxx


23 comments:

  1. Amazing...certainly doesn't look like the first time he has whittled....I think that's what it's called. Glad your farmer had a great birthday.

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  2. Amazing. Happy at home, quality time outdoors and a 'day off' - I'd be happy too. I love the spoon too! J9 x

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  3. Sounds like a great birthday ~ loving the spoon too :O)x

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  4. sounds like a happy day.....great spoon!!!

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  5. Happy birthday to him. It sounds like the perfect day to me.

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  6. Happy birthday to your husband!

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  7. Happy birthday farmer Bren! I am very impressed with the wooden spoon. I have wanted a handmade wooden spoon for a long time. Now I know how to make it. Thanks guys xo

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  8. Wow, love that wooden spoon! x

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  9. sounds so easy and simple doesn't it, a day of doing nothing!! Bliss...Happy Birthday farmer Bren and I just adore your wooden spoon...maybe a give away ;) xxxx

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  10. Oh man, I super dooper love this post. I love how you guys celebrate birthdays. I love the photo with three of your four sitting and carving. And black wattle is lovely, my uncle just did an amazing job adding black wattle pedals, handles and back step to a vintage trike for our baby, special! My girl is about to turn one so it has me thinking allll about birthday traditions and things. Happy birthday Farmer Bren!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Farmer Bren! Sounds like you made the perfect day for him! I love that wooden spoon!
    Greetings from Austria
    Emm.A

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  12. But you'll save the shavings for lighting the fire, won't you?

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  13. Happy birthday, Farmer Bren- and what a beautiful birthday it was.

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  14. Happy birthday - looked like a great day.

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  15. Happy birthday, Farmer Bren! Sounds like you had a great day!

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  16. How fabulous! Happy Birthday to your Farmer Boy x

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  17. I love these knives Kate, what are they called and where are they from? Thanks, Lisa. Ps. Amazing spoon :)

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  18. That's brilliant, Bren! Happy birthday, clever dude. x

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  19. Sounds like heaven. Happy Birthday!

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