The Kingdom of Nova has a calendar studded with annual celebrations: the school picnic, the sleepover, camp, and an annual musical offering to name but a few. But the Homestead favourite by far is International Day.
On this day each year the entire school focuses on how different we all are, while still being the same the world over. Everyone dresses in approximations of a chosen country’s national dress (apologies to any readers from these countries – our intention is pure even if the results, generally a result of late night panic, miss the mark ever so slightly), shares food associated with their chosen county, and uncovers a little of the language, customs and geography.
This year, Farm Girl caused a last minute kerfuffle by undertaking quite a growth spurt in the last month or so making her a rather leggy lady of Spain…
…but it was nothing that gym shorts under her costume couldn’t fix
Much love, hugs, and a hearty muchas gracias to The Spanish Branch – and especially cousin Aimee – for this, and many of the other outfits currently being modelled by our very own Farm Girl.
As if all this excitement wasn’t enough, this morning it became apparent our resident lady in waiting, Miss Quilla, has finally become a Mum. No one is quite brave enough (parenthood has not improved her disposition) to investigate just how many chicks are sharing the nest, but at least six feathery bundles have been identified.
And so another adventure begins on the Homestead; that of raising our own meat birds. Are we up to it? Your guess is as good as ours; who knows where we’ll be on this journey of ours when the next International Day rolls around.