Hello again!

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Hello lovelies!

It's been such a long time since I last blogged, the past seven months have been a bit of a whirlwind but I am, at last, back.

The new job is working out fine however it didn't take long before I realised working full time whilst managing this place was not ever going to be easy. I persevered, thinking I would just work full time for a couple of years and then take a step back but several months in I knew two years was never going to happen. I requested going to part time hours, something I was very nervous about as I was still in my probation period, but thankfully they were open to the idea and gave me the option of cutting two days out of my working week and I started on the reduced hours last month.

Oh. My. Goodness.

This was a game changer. I now feel like I can get back on top of what's happening around our little acreage and on top of the issues I have with my ear, something that was impossible working 5 - 5 1/2 days a week. I'm not there yet, my ear is currently annoying the crap out of me and I'm still working to get on top of the garden after an extreme summer (will there ever be one that isn't anymore? I highly doubt it) and not spending a single minute in it over the entire growing season.

In February I squeezed in a weekend Introduction to Permaculture course my lovely little family enrolled me in for my christmas gift and this has changed my entire vision for our little plot. I've mulled it over constantly since then and recently decided to do the full Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) so have enrolled to do this in spring. Both courses were and will be at the wonderful Limestone Permaculture in the tiny hamlet of Stroud Road, about 1 hour 15 from home. If you haven't heard of it and have any interest in gardening or food production it's worth a look. There's tons of information about it online so a quick google search will have you enthralled.

The long work hours also meant very little knitting was done over the past 6 months, some, but not much, so I've also been able to pick my needles back up which makes my heart so incredibly happy. I even finished one project this morning and will share it as soon as it comes off the blocking mats.

All in all it's been a crazy seven months for me but life is starting to get a little closer to where I want it to be heading. Stay tuned to see more of our adventures, I promise it won't be another 6 months before you hear from me again.