Big Farm News in the last few weeks was that Farmgirl turned six. I know, my baby is six! She had a great birthday complete with a "Pirates and Fairies" party. Unfortunately the party happened on the foggiest day I think I have ever seen on The Farm. You couldn't see from one end of the garden to the other.
|Setting Up - Not Exactly Prime Party Weather|
|Bunting Trying Valiantly To Brighten Up A Foggy Sky. Failing Miserably.|
In the end we embraced the fog (which didn't clear until midday) and decided it was atmospheric and just added to the pirate feel. Fortunately no pirates or fairies got lost. I had baked up a storm.
|Baked Goods Waiting Patiently|
|Baked Goods Being Devoured|
Farmgirl got completely spoilt and all the pirates and fairies had a fabulous time. Hats off to some friends who put on full pirate make-up (kids and grown ups) and then ran into town and got me some spare loo paper from the shops and visited the post office whilst in full pirate rig.
Needless to say I was exhausted by the end of the party and needed to put my feet up. We then had an old friend and her lovely new(ish) man come for the night so I was fully recovered and in front of the fire with some bubbles and cheese by evening.
Things have been a bit hectic here and we are all worn out. School holidays are almost over and involved no time off for The Farmer or I. So I have booked some holidays and we are doing a sneaky run to the snow for a few days in August to get off The Farm. The Farmkids are super excited. They had such a great time when we combined some time skiing with our NYC trip this January.
|Farmgirl Rocking Some Neon Snow Gear. Mount Snow Vermont.|
|Farmboy Demonstrating The Essential Snow Boarding Art Of "Sitting-On-Your-Bum-In-The-Snow."|
I am a very, very bad skier. I only learnt as an adult and am still at the stage where I get excited when I don't stuff up getting on and off the lift. Don't worry though - I am very good at skiing a bit in the morning and then pooncing around in the snow and drinking lots of hot chocolate. The Farmer is a ridiculously good snow boarder so we definitely don't spend all day together. My other favourite thing about the snow is the fact that everyone looks fat in padded ski pants. This means there is plenty of scope for much red wine and cheese consuming.
I am going to try and blog more this week. The kids will be back at school and my boss will be back from a month away so I should have more time. At least that's the plan. The gorgeous Heidi over at Adelaide Villa sent me some beautiful intaglios a little while ago. I have just got them back from the framer and will get some good photos and show you all. Plus I have more of a garden update to post as almost everything is planted now. Yay!
Farm-wise everything is going ok. We got rain after a long dry period and it literally arrived in the nick of time. This has taken a lot of worry away as things were looking very average. Fortunately we are in a reliable area rain-wise but even here things had started to get very thirsty. The rain penetrated quite a way inland and got to some areas which really needed it which was fabulous news for rural WA.
Anyway - best go and deal with Farmkids who are apparently hungry. Again.
Take care and enjoy your weekend. Wherever you are!
PS - I am desperately waiting for the Royal Baby. Feeling sorry for The Duchess of Cambridge as, given that I feel like it has been a long pregnancy, she must feel like it has lasted forever. I think it will be a girl!