One hashtag yet so many different words which can be summed up.
Being a city girl, it has always been a dream of mine to see what it is like living in the country, on a farm, away from all the “hussle and bussle” of the stressful and never ending city life. Away from all the traffic and peak hours trips to/from the city, to a place where I am able to find myself, adjust to this change and be okay with it, reach deep into my soul and find peace. A place where everyone greets everyone and any help is always available.
Taking a step into the unknown, meeting a variety of farmers, contractors and individuals along the way has started an incredible yet fun journey to find out as much as I can about how these people who ‘live further out of town‘. Those people with tractors, quad bikes, farm animals, bob cat machinery, wineries, thousands of dairy cattle and the list goes on.
How do I really feel about it all?
I feel content.
I also feel happiness yet a bit lost in translation when it comes to speaking about which seed mix to use to get the best quality grass or whether to use a rye/clover mixture, all I know about clover is that horses and cows love it and us humans like to find those four leaf ones for luck.
I am also slightly lost when it comes to which cattle to buy at the next market or which contractor to call up to do some work on the property, whether to work before or after breakfast or when to simply take a breather. Of course it is a learning experience, something that is very interesting and things that are a must-know.
While I have never imagined myself in the #countryside painting .. yet alone painting and putting together a chicken coop, rescuing a baby wombat (his name is Erik, #ErikTheWombat on Instagram), driving a tractor, helping to load bales of hay while chasing the farm dog through the hay shed or simply enjoying the peace and quiet nature brings to us by dining alfresco or strolling through the grown super green grass enjoying the morning sun, breathing in the cool fresh air.
While surely many of you would cast doubt on whether or not this Lifestyle is for you, I certainly am open to the challenges. Challenges I will not back away from, but rather enjoy and try to conquer with positive vibes, as life is a journey and not a destination.