When we moved from Melbourne to Western Australia in 2011, I had no idea what to expect. Mike warned me of the raging heat, flies, the isolation and the loneliness… despite this, I thought it sounded rather lovely. The life of farming that we dreamed of.
We lived close to a little town called Eneabba, where the population is still 286. For two years we lived here along side the community in the rugged landscape of Western Australia.
The first 3 months of my farming life I managed to land myself in the hospital, after burning my face and right arm in a freak accident. My recovery time was long but luckily am left with minimal scarring. There’s nothing like burning your face and arm off to make you see life a little differently! It’s why I started writing this blog.
I needed to absorb nature again and this blog has given me a great platform to share the beauty around us.
In the short time we lived on the farm we started our own little “farmily” we rescued a very young joey; Lena, raised a newborn calf (Jeffery) and six abandoned lambs (Wuzza, Elly, Janey, Skinny, Nameless and Jobey) all along side our gentle little collie, Tess.
The heat, flies, fires….all added to the experience.
There is something about living off the land, meeting the people, and enjoying a good days hard work that really made this place feel like home to us.
After farming in Eneabba for two years…
We lived in Perth, working to save up so that we could one day have our own little sustainable hobby farm. We loved our time so much in Eneabba that we’re completely dedicated our energy to getting a little slice of property to call our own in Mikes homeland of New Zealand.
And now…that we’ve managed to save a bit!
2016 saw us hoping onto a plane with our dear doggie Tess, to relocate our growing family to New Zealand. We are beginning the year as expectant parents and will be scouting for rural properties over the next year.
If you have an interest in the wilds of New Zealand, please feel free to follow along. I’ll be posting images and stories here just about weekly.