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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chicks!


We just got our chicks!
A day old.
Aren't they cute?


Two Australorps - Or Austranaughts if you are Annie and Xavier.
Two Silkies.


Rainbow.
Fluffy.
Fifi.
Lulu.


Annie and Xavier are very pleased to tell us that the chicks are their responsibility.
It is their job to give them food, water and to clean out their little box. (They have requested some help with the last one)


Tonight, they read them stories and sang them a lullaby.

I hope that your weekend is as much fun as ours.

Blessings to you.

(I have some big news to announce in an upcoming post. Something that I never thought I would be sharing with you, stay tuned!)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Imbolc 2012


Happy Imbolc! The quickening of spring. The days are getting longer. It is still cold (freeeeeezing in Melbourne), but we see signs in nature that spring is on the way.

I just read my post for last year's Imbolc. We had much warmer weather then. Spring blossoms and daffodils gracing our table. A beautiful ceremony, which I now see, planted the seeds for the home we are living in now.


At this time of year, we are still lighting the fire and are all blocked up with colds to varying degrees. Trying to make sense of the heating in the new house and adjust to our new life. They say it takes two years to adjust when you move into a new house.

I am learning about the garden here. It has been left quite neglected, but the soil in the beds is good. I find lots of fat worms when I do the weeding. I am planning my vegetable garden. I have never had one before, so this is both exciting and daunting. I am researching what to plant now, so that I can start seeing some produce coming out of this little patch.

We are planning to get some baby chicks soon.

And a dog. Yes, a dog.

I think we are definitely in the spirit of Imbolc over here. Dreaming in our new lives. Rebirthing ourselves. Letting go of the old. And letting in the new.

Can you see the owl in Annie's hot chocolate?
Letting go doesn't have to be painful. But, sometimes it comes with a cold, oh my.

Blessings to you.
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