Thursday, June 18, 2015

A New Beginning.

Sometimes you go away and take a little break and don't come back for a year and a half.

It's kinda like going to the garden to bring out the compost after breakfast and not coming back in till you're starving for lunch. That's just what happens to me sometimes.  My short break from blogging went a little longer than I thought it would...time just slipped by and I was busy doing lots of fun things and then the more time went by the harder it was to get started again.


 
So here I am.  Some dear friends have been nagging...I mean... gently encouraging me to get back to work and I thought today was as good a day as any other.

This building is the newest addition to our farm buildings built by our SIL.  It's a10x10 - the largest we could legally build without a permit and it's right next door to my garden.  It's a peaceful spot for tea with a friend or a place to sit and sort seeds and it held my vegetable plants for a few weeks when the house was overflowing in early spring.  It has a tin roof so it's also a great place to sit and listen to the rain. We found the old windows and the French door in the garage when we moved here.  As much as possible was recycled but I did want a leak proof roof so that was new.

It's filled with tools and gardening bits and bobs plus an old wooden table and chairs dragged off the side of the road and brought home by my loving husband who knew I would find a spot  and a use for it.   The Sweets & Treats sign was repurposed from my daughters wedding last year.



I still look around myself every day and am filled with gratitude for this life we've made here out in the country.  Next week we will have been here 5 years...it's as good as I imagined and better!

I'm looking forward to sharing some of the things I've learned...I've just got to run out to the garden with the compost - be right back!

12 comments:

  1. welcome back :)

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  2. Hello and welcome back! I love the little shed - gorgeous colour! It is funny, but I have just re-started the Independence Days challenge on my blog that you inspired me to do back in 2012. I look forward to seeing how everything is going at your place. I am working at setting up all my gardens at the moment, hopefully, fingers crossed, to be able to sell excess produce.

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    1. Hi Jayne! Nice to see you're still around! I'm hoping for some extra to sell as well but my family has gotten so big I think it will just disappear :) Can't wait to catch up with you!

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    2. Yes, that is true here as well! We have six living at home, and let's face it, I am still giving a lot to my daughter who has moved out! It is a work in progress, so probably won't have much for sale this year, but I will build it up gradually. It is so exciting, planning and working on the garden.

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  3. Oh thank heavens you are back! I kept watching for new posts and wondering where you had disappeared! Congrats on your 5 years. We are celebrating 17 years here today and it has gone by in a blur!

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thanks for the welcome. I've missed you all and missed writing and sharing more than I thought!

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  4. Welcome back I still kept you on my reading list.It's great to see what you have been up since the last time you blogged.

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  5. Nice to see you writing again.

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  6. Nice to see you back, don't be away so long next time. :D I love the shed, so cute.

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