Do you remember the TV series “The Good Life” ? Or was it before your time? It was about a couple turning their home and garden into a suburban farm.
Well I am not actually in suburbia and this life-style property we are house sitting is larger than the average back yard but I love that it has a large vegetable garden, lots of fruit trees and 24 multi-coloured chooks scratching around and laying us lots of eggs. I pick the oranges to squeeze a fresh orange drink each morning, I wander through the veggie patch deciding what we will have for dinner that night. The garden is organic with a thick layer of horse poo covered by a straw mulch and a couple of worm farms creating their magic tonic.
I am a farm girl at heart and I’m loving being back on this mini-farm.
This is the beauty of house sitting, you can sample all different life styles for short periods of time.
I have introduced you to the cats, now I would like to take you for a walk around the property.