Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Weathering the Storm


We are expecting weather. WEATHER. Mostly around these parts that would mean gasping for air and water in over 40 degree heat bunkering down for the bush fires.......descicating ourselves in the hot westerly winds.......

But no. La Nina it very kind to us here. When she chooses to visit. We are expecting a few days of gentle but relentless rain. RAIN.

DAMP, DANK, MOIST.

I will not have a mean thing said about La Nina.

Anyhoo, is there a chance that 3 months of absence will pass un-noticed?

And in other news. Imagine if you were offered a farm....... a FARM to live on - to rent, in the middle of no where......not a princess castle worthy farm..... but a farm non the less....would you go? should we go? shall we go?

It is going to be an interesting year...........


enjoy the rain ONCians......


11 comments:

sherdie said...

It's been raining here a lot. Like, I'm all about it, good for the things and stuff. But.

A. Lot.

And the doors and windows won't close because they're all swollen and there's mould growing on the fungus and...

(and it's actually quite nice)

sherdie said...

Oh. And yes! Can you have a llama? Can I come and visit? Will you get a dog? Can I come and visit??

Greenie Canberra said...

OOOOOOH! Sounds exciting - if a little scary - will you go? And exactly - well no roughly then - in the middle of nowhere is it? Very far away?

And, I know I sound like everybody's mother - but - are you OK?

Gxx

August Moon Society said...

We have had a strange winter here in the states. It seems many places across the world have had strange weather this year. I suppose if I were offered a farm I would take it. To live on a large piece of land, tend it, and feel as if I could settle in my own true plot of land, would be hard to resist.

dixiebelle said...

Seriously? That is something we are hoping might come our way. Take ir, do it, YES, you must. We would sell our house is we found a farm or decent block we could rent BUT still garden and do stuff on. If it was a farm with earning potential, like CSA, all my fantasties would come true at once. Do it! Tell us more...

OurGangof7 said...

Do it, just do it! I would jump at the chance, although of course there is hubby's job to consider and if it is only for 1 year would it be worth the effort of setting things up the way you like it only to have to leave........oh but it sounds to good to be true, you just have to lol

I would love to do the same thing.

alison@thisbloominglife said...

Welcome back, of course it was noticed! Go for it, even though we are currently flooded in, I wouldn't swap this life for anything.

Em said...

Good to see you back! Yes, we would take it in a heartbeat!

Jacqui said...

I have plenty of not very nice things to say about La Nina. I'm sorry but when you stop dead in your tracks trying to place the smell and you realise it's the smell of washing, dry from the sun and the breeze and you take a very deep breath and marvel at it because it has rained almost continually for three months and all your chickens are wet and sick and your garden is a bog and you wonder how people cope with flood and, well, you've also had 3 winters in a row and you dream of hot days, then yep, I don't have much nice to say about it. But I do appreciate that in other places it is a blessed relief...just not at my place!

Yes, farm - princess unworthy and all. Yes, yes, and yes! Ducks - you can get goats!!!! How awesome will that be???

Paul said...

Here is a good link to compare rural vs urban sustainable lifestyles by Toby Hemenway. It is called Peak Oil and Urban Sustainability
http://www.patternliteracy.com/204-peak-oil-and-urban-sustainability
I had a 32 hectare farm for 14 years but it is easier to be sustainable in the city. Especially to grow food and use a bicycle for transport.

The Duck Herder said...

thanks everyone. Thanks Paul - you are quite right.....and this is exactly what I think about a lot. In town, I can ride my bike most places and have great access to people, great food, friends and resources.

I would be MORE car dependent living out on the farm.......

But it would not be forever, and it would be I think, a great experience.....and I would be really happy to be more involved in larger scale food production.....which would all be possibly on this particular farm.....

thanks for your comment and link, I appreciate it!