Saturday, April 14, 2007

We're goin' country!

I wont be posting for a while cause we're moving shortly. I've been busily tidying up any design jobs I've got and starting the long and arduous task of packing! ARGH!!! We're moving from a huge 4 bedroom house to a tiny weeny 2 bedroom shit-hole but the most appealing thing about it is it's in the country! AND has 22 acres of it's own. We're so looking forward to living on the farm and getting Caelan's miniature horses down from up north and having them right there with us, we can walk out the front door and call the horses. HORRAY! We've be scrubbing it as it's INCREDIBLY rundown, like really, really, really fucking rundown. Most would call us mad but we're just excited. We move on the 28th - the weekend after next! And have already spent heaps of time out there tidying up the farm of all the rubbish (my lord there's rubbish!) and scrubbing the filthy little house. My hands are red, sore and swollen from all the bleach and Easy-Off BAM, which I've decided needs to be renamed Fucking Hard-Off BAM. It's gonna be great. But due to all of this I haven't been able to post that often and it will cease completely for a while cause we wont have an office set up for some time, well until we convert one of the sheds into and office and sleepout. But the house is first and boy oh boy does it need work! But we can't wait. It's gonna be heapsa work and horrible right before winter but it'll be so worth it. Chris and I will be getting a horse each, as well as a milking cow and we've already sorted out the battery hens we'll be saving from their horrible life mass producing eggs in horrendous conditions. I've also contacted a local animal saving place (hehe can't remember it's official name you see) and told them that we'll be open to re-homing any rescued badly treated livestock, as they often save pigs, sheep, cows etc. from cruel homes. It'll be so awesome to be able to do that and give them a good home. Horray for going country! Since it was all finalised about 3 or 4 weeks ago I've constantly been singing "Movin to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches" cause it's got a peach tree and every time we've been out there I eat a peach. Though today there was none so I'd say that's the end of peach season. Ah well the feijoa tree was full so they'll be ripe in a week or so I'd say. Today we worked out where the vegetable and herb garden is going and where we'll put the chook house - they'll be freerange but they'll have a nice house for shelter and roosting and laying us nice eggies. Horray for going country!!!!

I keep meaning to take the camera out but haven't managed to remember so far! Will post pics soon so you can see how mad we are! LOL It's aweful but we can see the potential and all the hard work will be so worth it for the lifestyle. And and and the country school just up the road is known to be one of the best country schools in the whole of New Zealand. YAY! They only have 80 students - that's just so super exciting!! Can't wait. I have always wanted my kids (even before I had any) to grow up in the country, going to a nice country school that we're involved in. YAHOOO! Though we can't get broadband there - this scares the shit outta me!! LOL I'm gonna go on a mission once we're in, go around and introduce myself to the neighbours with fresh baking and ask them to sign something saying they want broadband. LOL I figure if we get enough in the area that Telecom will put in an exchange to enable this. I'll bloody make em! Until that happens though my posts will have to be one word or photo at a time, dial-up can't handle much more than that, my patience definitely can't anyway! Bed calls anyway, ni-night. Will post picks of our farm once I've taken some - it's a shame I didn't get any before we started tidying and cleaning. Ah well, it's still horrible now! LOL Bye.


Blogger Sandra said...

Hey Countrygirl, Saffron!! I hear you are goin' country and we are not talking no chicken shit stuff, huh? We are goin' all out I see!! You will have over 22 acres to live on, WOW!.....Absolutely Awesome!! My sister lives on 17 acres and I am so jealous! They have deer come up to their place and all! ; ) I grew up on 33 acres with plum trees...I loved it! I am sooo excited for you!! I bet if it is not already gorgeous, it is going to be a gorgeous place to raise your children and with fresh peaches....YUMMO! I can't wait to see some pics!!

Take care always!!

Love, sunshine and smiles!!,


2:15 AM  
Blogger moggie said...

22 acres?! wow...u are So blessed! can't wait to see photos of your new place, saffron. take care!

3:37 AM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

I live on a few acres here, but I'm moving again in August after the baby is born, right back into a city place. I love the quiet of the country and the peace it gives, but since this isn't MY house, I think I'd rather in the city and be able to have some freedom and privacy. Growing up, I would've given anything to have horses. Lucky, lucky, lucky. I'm with Moggie here; I can't wait to see pics of the new place.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Saffron said...

Hey Sandra - yep I'm gonna be a countrygirl again! Can't wait :) I wish we'd have deer coming up to our place, but all I've seen so far are hedgehogs, hawks and small planes. LOL It's not far from a small plane airport so we'll have to get used to the plane noise. But hey it'll beat the traffic and neighbour noise we have now that's for sure! Thanks for your visit :)

Hey Andy - I know - 22 acres!!! We're very lucky! We'll be going out tomorrow to finish scrubbing the hosue and start painting and this time I'll be taking the camera! So will post pics soon.

Sara - Yeah having your own place is so important when you've got a bubba. You guys will have the best home full of love - doesn't matter where it is. If you ever come over to NZ you're more than welcome to visit us and hang on the farm with the horses. Your bubba can ride Caelan's wee ones :)

11:16 AM  
Blogger Ana Banana said...

Saffron, it all sounds delightful! I wish I lived in the country...I am so jealous. I bet New Zealand is quite beautiful, too! Good luck with your move!



7:39 AM  
Blogger gtedge said...

I admire the guts and intensity to just go do what you want. That's beautiful.

Enjoy the countryside!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

Haha.. I did it again.. I forgot to talk! By the way thanks for makin that song stick in my head!! O and I found a yummy recipe for feijoa and lime muffins .. and good luck with the move etc.. But I already said that.
Movin to the country gona eat alot of peaches..

6:46 PM  
Blogger LadyHawk said...

I can just feel your excitement as you talk about your new place. 22 acres is just so WOW! And all the animals you can have there. Wishing you and your family all the best, Saffron, and please please share with us folks who are stuck in the city all the beauty of country living.

5:15 PM  

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