So we're fifteen days into the Living of the Dream. Outside, it's dark and pouring with rain -- the first since our arrival. The weather thingy on the post by the house says it's a balmy 4degC. Farmer Wan is chopping wood in the shed.
I still can't quite believe that this is our life now. We're not going to pack our suitcases, lock up Muntanui and fly back to Western Australia for another four-month swing. We won't be returning to our jobs or earning regular money for a while. Suddenly, that $20 salami in the shopping trolley is a lot harder to justify. I guess we'll just have to learn how to make our own.
In the five months since we were last here, bunnies have been marauding through our vegie garden (despite the rabbit-proof fencing), one of our Egremont Russet apple trees has developed canker and most of our spring bulbs have mysteriously disappeared. We've basically hit the ground running but it's the sort of work we've been waiting two years to throw ourselves into. Our impressions so far: loving it! Stick around and see how we do.
Posted by Farmer Nik
About Ewan and Niki
Scottish mechanical engineer with a deep and abiding passion for good food. Outstanding cook. Builder of lots of stuff. Cattle whisperer. Connoisseur of beer. A lover rather than a fighter.
Kiwi writer and broadcaster who hates cabbage, even though she knows it's good for her. Chook wrangler. Grower of food and flowers. Maker of fine preserves. Lover of dancing and wine. Definitely a fighter.