A little more about me……part 1

Hey ho, how are you today?

I was thinking today about my posts here on my blog and also thinking that I seem to post about stuff, that don’t always really tell you to much about me, so i thought I’d share a little more about my physical self/life/experiences. On my about me page, it tells you a little about me, there is so much more to share. Here goes

So many things I think about sharing I end up thinking oh that’s just story and I don’t always want to take ownership for those and today I’m going to start sharing some of those, with the hope of letting you into my world a little more. Letting you know that I’m real and just like anyone else. My life is a roller coaster at times and then other times it’s smooth sailing, just like everyone’s.

About 5 years ago I started thinking about making changes in my/our lives. I had realised that the food we were eating and the products we had in our home were not the best for our health. So my health/wellness discovery and learning began. Over the next 2 years I had great success with being “on track”. I had lost about 10 kgs in weight, the majority of it being fluid, I was bloated, swollen and inflamed. I was physically feeling the best I had in a very long time. We were eating ALOT of vegetables, reduced dairy intake and gluten intake, reduced our meat intake, so all was blissful……NOT my mind and emotional health was in the gutter (big time) and I had no idea.

I started creating stories and I started feeling I wasn’t good enough, more so then I had EVER before. I had created a dependent relationship with my husband and I was looking for love outside of myself. I had stopped doing things for me and I was worried about what everyone else thought about me, what I did and if I was the perfect mother and wife.

This is when my life truly changed.

2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. This is when I started to get some of my “self” back. I went through the process of diagnosis and medication and within the first 3 months of diagnosis my doctor had told me I would be on medication for the rest of my life. I told him I wouldn’t be and I knew then and there that I had some work to do. I didn’t really know what I had to do, I just knew there was more to life then this. I knew this because I had been there before and I knew I could get back there.

I’m going to leave this here for now, and I’ll get back to you soon with the next step of my story, this is one that I’m trying to figure out how to write.

Chat soon

T x

Planting season

Hidy ho, how would you be today?

So, I’ve been missing in action on here for a bit, I’ve been integrating some changes in my life and experiencing them I guess would be the best way of describing it.

It’s been a really big couple of months for me and then the farm has been super busy too, it’s been planting time. So the hours have been crazy for my hubby and eldest daughter as well as all the workers we have on farm.

For me, I committed to a year long program with a beautiful lady named Katie O’Malley who is based in Bali. The course is called Intuitive Healing and we did our first module in March, so I have been integrating this and things have been building leading up to the second module which was just the other weekend. It has been an incredible journey so far….and we’re only half way through the year.

I am blessed for our planting time because we employ a family member to help out with meals, so I don’t cook for workers during this time and I do feel very blessed for this. This means I am able to get on with more of my office work for the farm and then I am also able to run around after our kids without any hassles as well as do things for me.

We have had an awesome guy named Ben Crosthwaite around on the farm this season taking some pictures, and they’re fantastic, I want to share some of them here for you to see some of what it’s like out in the paddock.

I was chatting with a friend the other day and she was talking about my blog, I admitted to her that I’ve not been on here feeling a bit guilty and she encouraged me to get back on, so I hope this is yet another beginning, and I do truly hope I get the hang of this as I come and go with life. I do tend to go into hibernation and then struggle to come out of it fully.

Thank you to all the new readers that have been here and new followers too, it amazes me that you’re around and visiting even though I’ve not been active and even when I have I don’t really feel as though what I do say has much importance. So thank you 🙏🏻

I will endeavour to be back soon, till then take care

Chat soon

T x

photo credits Jemma Kitto and Ben Crosthwaite

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

A little about farm life

It’s April, time to start thinking about seeding (planting). We have one crop a year, which is a winter crop and we usually work o starting to plant the seeds around April 26th. This year, it sounds as though we’ll be getting going a little earlier.

What I do what to show you is some photos our daughter has taken while she has been driving a tractor. You see, leading up to seeding, we do deep ripping. We’re ripping the ground down about 500mm (I think😬) so the wheat plants find it easier to put their roots down deeper to make the most of the soil moisture we have. We rip part of our farm every year, the part that’s going into wheat, the rest is planted to canola and lupins. This year we also ripped on a 5 degree angel to break up more of the hard pan and to help inter grate the soil at seeding.

Any way, here’s some pics from deep ripping and some ripper sunsets.

Cheers for stopping by

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

Balance and Appreciation

Hi there. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great day.

Something I really struggle with is working out what it is that I want to write about, so I have decided to just write, blow trying to get it right, or trying to stay on track or on topic as well as worrying about what people will actually think about what I write. My life is full of many different things, my head is full of ideas, thoughts, processes, questions and so I have decided to just share how it is.

Do you ever wonder how you’re going to fit everything into life that you want to do? And I’m only talking about the day to day stuff……not the bucket list stuff! I have so much I want to learn about food, spirituality, bookkeeping, farming, essential oils and the list just goes on. It becomes a little well maybe really overwhelming sometimes.

So I’m giving it my best. I’m going to have a go at keeping balance in my life while appreciating what it is that I’m learning, have achieved, and strive to achieve. I am so blessed with my life to be able to do whatever it is I want each day (as long as the lunch boxes and bookkeeping is done). So I’m going to look at writing some things I want to do each day. And the funny thing is that I’ve written this post about 3 times and this is only just coming to me right now as I’m writing. I want to be able to meditate, cook, research, do some office work, spend time outside…..wow no hang on the list is getting too long. I think I’m going to start with making sure I meditate each day as well as do some form of cooking. Now the cooking thing is a big thing right now and I’ll write a post about that in the next couple of days, just to share with you some of what happens in my kitchen 😊. The office work will always get done, because I LOVE it and it has to so our business can continue to run. The outside thing, well I need to collect my chicken eggs everyday, so I need to take a moment outside when I’m walking down to the chicken yard to connect with nature and research, well that is never ending, there’s so much to learn.

I’m going to head off to bed now, because I could just keep rambling on and on about all sorts of things and I don’t want to, I want to head off to bed with the thoughts of appreciation, balance and a plan in my mind……ready to get up tomorrow and go explore life.

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you call again, I know my posts will get better with more regularity, so please bear with me while I discover what it is that I’m wanting to share 🙏 ❤️.

Chat soon

T x

Say thank you to your human self

Howdy doody, I hope you are well and happy today.

I wanted to share something with you today that I realised last night and wrote about in my journal and it has reaffirmed itself to me this morning.

I listen to and read a lot about our non physical self, our angels, our guides, the Universe etc and what I read (it doesn’t mean it’s written like this, but it’s how I read it) tells me that the Universe lines everything up for us, our Inner Being (our non physical part) knows exactly what we need/desire/want and leads us there, but we as humans (our physical part) don’t always listen. Which I totally get.

I have read a lot about being grateful, thankful, appreciative and I always take it in the way that we be these things towards the Universe and our Inner Being for lining things up and leading us there. And I am totally thankful and appreciative of all I have and all I am able to experience and my life in general. But what I realised last night is that we need to be thankful to our human being (our physical part). You see the Universe naturally lines everything up for us, our Inner Being knows what’s good for us, our desires etc and they do these things naturally, they do this with such ease….. but our Human self gets caught up in the physical world, the every day , the here and now, the how it is now and how we want it to be……we get caught up in what we are living.

The other night when I pulled back our covers to get into bed, I just happened to pull the quilt all the way back to have a look under it, for no real reason other than doing it. As it happened there was a white tailed spider sitting there looking up at me. I thought that’s so cool, because being bitten by one of those is not on my list of things to achieve in life. Then I stopped and thanked the Universe and my Inner Being for lining it all up so I wouldn’t get bitten, but then I thanked my Human Self for listening. Listening to what I was feeling was the right thing to do. Just pulling back the quilt……..just because…… I put the quilt right back on once I got rid of the spider, and so there was no real reason to pull it back, except to see the spider in there.

This morning, I’ve been doing my morning routine and I was about to got sit in my Zen Den and meditate. When I sat down, I looked at a basket of magazines I’ve wanted to move, so I moved them, then I saw something else I wanted to do, so I did that, which led to another couple of jobs I’ve been wanting to do for a little while, and after doing them I felt really good. I was just about to sit down when I thought I heard a vehicle pull up, yup…..hubby called in on his way to town to get some parts repaired and I had actually really wanted to see him before he headed off.

When I saw him coming inside, I thanked myself for listening and just doing the things I felt impulses to do, because I got to have that conversation and receive that kiss before he drove into town. If I had have sat down and gone straight into meditation I wouldn’t have had that little moment of bliss, plus I got some jobs done that I’ve been putting off (which is always a bonus)

I’m all for being thankful and appreciative to the Universe, God, our Inner Being, but one of the most important creatures I think we need to be thankful and appreciative to are our Human Beings. Our physical self. For when we listen and do what feels good, do what we feel impulses to do, just because, we get those little golden nuggets and they’re such precious gems.

Have a wonderful day wherever you are in the world and we’ll

Chat soon

T x