April Update

Yes, we lived in a caravan and a couple of tents for six weeks (minus the three days it was drizzling inside the tent),


but our overall memories of the time we were guests of The Kingdom of Melton (West) and its awesome resident royal family will always be wonderful. Saturday Night Happy Hour/s, shared morning coffee, being woken by Zoe the dog unzipping the tent door with her nose


will be missed sorely, despite the crisp mornings.

We even took the show on the road, travelling en masse to the Ashburton Fanciers Autumn Auction

Fanciers 3

where, along with expanding the Homestead flock by three (including Earl the Rooster) and the Kingdom’s by two gorgeous English Game Fowl, Farm Girl bid and won her first chicken.

But for the last two nights, we have slept under our own roof.

We now have five acres to stretch out on. There are so many mistakes justΒ  waiting to be made…

16 thoughts on “April Update

  1. Oh, lovely! Look forward to hearing about life at your new home in the country. As for mistakes…it seems we are never too old to make them. πŸ˜‰

  2. Woo-hoo!! Well done and congratulations! The house looks palatial and 5 acres..!! I expect you will make a few mistakes, (we all do), but there is room to start again without feeling you’ve wasted space and time. I am so pleased for you all! πŸ™‚

  3. Yay a new homestead how exciting πŸ™‚

    We have to talk very soon for all the details. I had been wondering how the crisp mornings might have gone. xxxxx

  4. Congratulations on finding your country property. I am sure you’ll have fun getting settled and enjoying your new environment

  5. Hi, Acquiring one’s first chicken is clearly one of life’s milestones. I hope Farm Girl soon has a flock to call her own.
    As for your new domain, I am sure you are all going to love it, the chooks are going to love it and the expanded goat herd is going to adore it (I seem to remember a post where goat blokes were mentioned). Based on an earlier post, I believe sheep are part of the plan. I don’t know if your sights extend to protective alpacas or warrior geese to keep pesky intruders at bay.
    I look forward to your tales of life in the country.

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