It’s been a week

And I am back. I want to start by saying a great big thank you to everyone that has visited my blog, I have had an influx of new subscribers and it’s so funny because I see a new one and I think, hmmmmm yup the Universe is reminding me I’m here to say something, I’m here to teach and here to help. So I want to say thank you, I truly appreciate you taking time out of your day to read my posts and subscribe.

So on Sunday I got my reminder that I have a blog post to do today and then this morning I had another reminder, (love technology and setting reminders) and I’ve been thinking I didn’t have anything to write about. Then as I was with my chickens outside I realised I do. It’s wonderful how when you shut off thechatterbrain what you can hear and pick up.

I’ve had an interesting day today, it has been filled with variety and I’ve loved it.

I started off with my ritual meditation this morning, then headed off to catch up with a beautiful friend of mine at one of my closer little towns and it was great to see her. When I got home my darling hubby turned up and asked if I could I help him, I had some wages to pay, so did that first, then headed off with him to shovel lupins. I ended up sweeping, not shovelling 😁. After that he had to go drive a tractor so I was blessed enough to go on it with him for a couple of hours. When I got home the weather was glorious, so I went outside and had a cup of tea, watered my garden and fed our animals, hung out washing, came in put dinner on and got the house ready for the evening. That’s it….well until my two gorgeous family members that are home will come in for dinner.

I feel so blessed to be able to have this glorious life. I feel like I have so many opportunities and I have such a wonderful and understanding husband who supports my decisions and believes in me totally. There certainly are those moments where I would like life to be a little different, and that’s one of the things that makes those sweet moments in life so sweet.

Yesterday we were blessed with such a splendid sunset and then today, farmlife, absolutely love it 💗 the clouds in this sunset were amazing and the colours were so vibrant. #nofilter

Thought I’d share a little video with you that I took while the seeder bin was being filled up.

That’s it from me today. I hope you enjoyed seeing a little of my world. I’ve still got my reminders for next week, so I’ll be back then and I look forward to sharing something else with you then.

Chat soon

T x

Approaching things with intention

Hey, it’s me again. I know I have been so absent, and now I’m here twice in a matter of days…… I’m starting to really get a feel of some things I’m wanting to share.

So today I want to talk about approaching things with intention. Recently I went to a 2 day farming seminar in Perth. I caught up with some old friends, made new ones and listened to some very inspirational women share some wonderful ideas and thoughts. This seminar was for farming women. It was great to be in a room with 200+ other farming women all relatable to each other.

One message that was loud and clear over the 2 days was…..how do we take all this information home and share it with our families. Now most of the time these families are our in laws and sometimes the situation between parents in law and daughter in laws can be a bit….let’s say sensitive. I totally understand where they’re coming from. I’ve been there and would even say that I’m still there to a certain extent. Coming into a farming family can be hard. The family have worked hard all their life to get to the position they are in and they don’t always know how to make you feel welcome in the “business” side of things.

Farmers are very unique and very protective of what they have worked hard to earn. And I totally get it, because as our children are getting older and my husband is talking about us only really being here fully working in the farm for another 10years, I don’t know that I’m all that happy with moving On, I’ll still be young….and I love our farm 😀.

Anyway……… I’ve been thinking since I got home from Perth about how can women take new information back to their family farms and introduce new thoughts and processes to help improve their businesses. And I’ve come up with the idea that we need to do it with intention. We as women/wives/mothers/daughters/daughter in laws need to feel strong in what we are taking home and take the subject to conversation with intention of improvement. Not improvement as in something is broken and it needs fixing, with intention of helping improve and making something easier, simpler, safer, more economical. We need to be sure about what it is that we are saying. The only thing I can relate it to is, when you are standing up for one of your kids. You will do anything for your kids safety and happiness, you know you are within your rights to stand up for them. So with the same passion of wanting to help the business, take your idea home and share with the intention and passion of helping, joining in and being part of something that you love. And go with love, go with the anticipation of being heard and taken seriously. Go with confidence that it is a good idea. Go with suggestions of how it can work and how it can solve a problem or potential problem. You are worth being listened!

This is how I’m going to approach my new proposed changes, upgrades, improvements and I believe that when I go into a meeting or make a suggestion with that passion and belief that it will be listened to and appreciated. I’ll let you know how I go.

So go with intention and you will be amazed at the results you can achieve.

Chat soon

T x

I am now officially ‘A Harvest Widow’

Howdy Doody, how are you today?

It is a beautiful day so far today, here in the Midwest of Western Australia.  It was a lovely warm 37 degrees Celsius yesterday, so it was a beautiful day for harvesting, not necessarily so nice to be outside in (oh boy the flies are disgusting too), but good for harvesting.

Now that harvest has started, life becomes quite a bit different.  My husband usually is off to work by 6.30 or 7am every day, then gets home around 8 or 9pm every day.  I may see him a couple of times during the day, to give him his lunch or a cold drink, but those moments are mostly filled with catching up on business work or he is on the phone organising trucks to cart our grain or talking to the truck drivers to see what our grain quality is like.  This is why I have titled this post Harvest Widow, it is the title we farmers wives give ourselves as we all experience something very similar & understand what each other is going through.  It is as though we don’t have family, but we still need to feed, cook, clean, wash etc for them.

So this leaves me home all by myself & this is a very interesting one in itself.  I do love the solitude, oh so much.  But harvest goes on for 8-9 weeks & it becomes a little (to say the least) testing on moods, attitudes and relationships.

When I was a kid I can remember not wanting to eat my dinner & everyone else finishing, I was a fussy eater & would really have a hard time eating some things, I can remember sitting at the table eating all by myself & I HATED IT!!!!!  So much so that I make a point of us sitting while our kids eat, even if they’re taking so much longer than what we want, we all sit there together & talk or play or whatever until everyone has finished eating.  So eating breakfast, lunch & dinner these last 2 days all by myself has been hard & has hit me hard today.  I’m a person contact person.

Right now, this morning I decided I need to put together a plan of what I’m going to do to change the way things are this year.  I haven’t come up with a decision , yet, but I will.  The reason I need to do this is because I feel lonely.  I am home cooking, doing the bookwork & many other things I want to do, but the human contact isn’t there & this is what I miss. I am off to a good start because tonight I am going to the movies with my older sister to see Bad Moms 2, which will be a great laugh.  I think I need to commit some time each time I go to town to have some direct contact with friends & family.  I’ll get my thinking & planning cap on.

Meanwhile here’s a couple of photos of harvest that my hubby & our eldest daughter have taken (she’s working with us on the farm this year)

Close harvester canola wm
Here is one of our combines harvesting canola
Canola front wm
A closer view of the canola going into the machine
Chaser bin & tractor wm
This is a tractor & chaser bin.  Our daughter is driving one of these this year.  It collects the grain from the combine as it is harvesting
Field bins wm
Field bins, where the chaser bin empties into & the trucks collect from
Canola-truck wm
Loading the canola seeds into the truck to go to town for storing until we sell it

 

Ballerina wm
& here is our beautiful daughter being a ballerina   Yes there is some fun had out in the paddock, it’s not all hard work

 

And what’s happening on the farmer’s wife side of things…….I’ve made dinner for my husband & daughter to eat while I’m out & I’ve popped 2 banana cakes plus a carrot cake in the oven for lunchboxes.  I”ll share those recipes with you in another post.

I hope you have a wonderful day (or evening) & we’ll

Chat soon

T x