Random things I've learned since moving to the country!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm back!! Sorry for my absence - I've been enjoying spending lots of time with my family - but unfortunately they had to go home this arvo, so I've finally arrived home after dropping them off at the bus an hour away. It was so nice sitting down & chatting with them. I just wanted to hang onto every second. But now sadly they had to return home (sniff, sniff). I did however get a nice surprise when I arrived home to a special package (more to come on that next week - but thanks Heather!), that certainly brightened my afternoon!
Anyway Laura has tagged me with a random things about me meme. Here are the rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you're tagged, DO IT and pass on the tag

I thought I would do it with a twist & write 6 random things I've learnt since moving way out west!

1. Did you know chickens eat chicken? - it's true, actually chickens eat most things (great garbage disposals - they pay you in eggs!) but they also eat cooked chicken & eggs!

2. I know I've mentioned it before, but out here they call the meal in the middle of the day "dinner" & the evening meal " tea" - but I heard a new twist on it this week - they also have "morning lunch" & "afternoon lunch" (aka morning & afternoon tea!!)

3. The "quiet, laid-back country life" is a falsehood - when you move to the country, you are busier than ever - just doing things you enjoy!

4. Where you have livestock, you have deadstock - so don't get too attached to your animals & make them part of the family (a lesson I learnt the hard way!) By the way, this is my newest 'baby', but I've already put him in the paddock with the other lambs - I just bring him up for nightime. Isn't he cute!

5. When something is only going to take "just a minute" - it always takes at least 2 hours!

6. Maybe it's the vastness of the sky- I don't know, but you spend a lot of time out here analysing & praying about the weather - possibly because it effects so many of your friends lives so much!

So now I'll have to tag 6 people ( I hate choosing, so if you want to do this, just do), but for the fun of the game, I tag:








Saminda said...

Thanks for the tag Renata. :) I'll get onto it soon!!
Great to read about your random facts. It sounds like you're adjusting to the quirks of life out there......... and I LOVE your lamb!!! Saraya would go nuts for all your animals- she loves animals and poor child, has no pets. :( Maybe one day!

Frizzy and Bird said...

LOVE ALL THE PICS and reading about your life. I want a baby lamb. Soo CUTE!

Mum-me said...

I love the photos.

And I loe reading about your country life.

Glad you had a good time with your family.

jazzy cat said...

Hi! I've found your blog through Saminda's - and just wanted to leave a comment (for once). I love your photography! Granted, the subjects are conducive to good shots ;-) but I really like looking at, and reading, your work. Brings back memories of my grandparents place on the Darling Downs.

Kimmie said...

Wow Renata...the chicken facts are a little disturbing when you ponder it.

Your life in the country looks and sounds amazing. God bless your little piece of 'wonderful.'

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Michael said...

I love the photo of the wheat. Is that one for the show next year?

There are some lessons in the country.

Our biggest one was - be prepared - we learnt this after getting to the weekend and finding no fuel in the car, no fuel available and a 200km return trip to Wagga planned. Or getting to the weekend and finding, no cash, no cash available, dinner to go to. We're slow learners too. God Bless, Michael

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