Spring 2012 was the season...
...Little Eco and I started staying regularly at our little farm. Two nights a week we join Daddy Eco in the shed.
We've fallen in love with the space. Space to run. Space to ride her bike. Space to explore.
...We discovered just how dry and hot it gets at our little farm. Water is high on our list of priorities.
...I spotted these super cool lights at Berry Markets. I'm planning on making something like this for our shed.
I was thrilled to visit a shipping container cafe in Queanbeyan and to spot student accommodation at ANU made from stacked shipping containers.
....we showed Little Eco where her Daddy and I got married.
...I traveled loads for work. There were trips to Scone, Deniliquin, Canberra, Sydney and Perth. I enjoyed being part of a '21 Gum salute' and planted a tree at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. It was a quirky bent threatened plant that coincidentally grows in the wild only near where I grew up. I'm looking forward to watching this tree grow.
...with all this travel I finally nailed minimalist packing. Little Eco and I travelled to Perth for 6 days with carry-on luggage only.
...I realised that we can cope (just) with both parents working full time. It will be worth it in the end. It looks like I'll continue working full time for all of next year too. It's a combination of being interested in the work that is available and wanting to reduce our debt a little. Full-time work is not what I envisaged when we initially bought our little farm - but I'm slowly learning to accept that simple living can be fast and include full-time work (at least for a little while).
How was Spring for you? Please wish us luck for Summer - at the end of December we move into an uinsulated shed.