This story began as a family’s fumbling attempt to live The Good Life in suburbia;
the awesome suburb of New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand to be exact.
Our wonderful neighbours tolerated our hair brained schemes as yet more lawn was turned into garden and more animals were introduced until there was just no more room left and there was nothing else for it…
we moved to the country.
So, here we now are: an extended family of humans, cats, ducks, chickens, and goats trying to step as lightly as possible on this gorgeous planet while still enjoying the internet and good television. We’ve got 5 acres of land to play with, a whole new township to meet, and neighbours who do this sort of thing for a living…what could go wrong?
You want a list?! This lifestyle of ours isn’t always pretty; There’s meteoric highs and the most cataclysmic of lows. Our intent is to share all these – our idiotic mistakes, glorious triumphs, outcomes both lucky and unlucky; and those thigh slapping, tear spurting, belly laughing moments that often follow all of the above – through this blog and our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/unionhomestead.
We reckon everyday is a school day and, if you’re maybe pondering having a go at this lifestyle yourself, you will always be able to call up this blog and say with ultimate conviction,
“At least we’re not as bad as them.”
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