I thought for this last day of the year I would share some of my fave posts from 2014. Not the posts that necessarily scored the most hits, but the ones that show our life this year, and the ones that really resonated with me.
Each January we escape to Magic Beach with my family for a week of relaxation by the beach.. Summer days driftin’ away
Our little nephew and cousin joined the world, and of course we were eager to meet him for the first time.
The one where we entered the local show and won a few prizes.
I got a little heated about country living. Yes I know, that many people dream of moving to the country, but sometimes some of the hard parts are swept under the carpet. Life on the farm is not all cute animals and fresh produce. In this post, The truth about living in the country, I talk about some of the things I really struggle with when it comes to country living.
Following my post about country living, I asked Hannah to write about her thoughts on our tree change. She was my first ever guest blogger. Maybe one day Country Boy might write something for me.
We went for a drive to the Collector pumpkin festival and entered a scarecrow making competition.
In May we also started to plan our renovation. We still have a fair way to go yet, but it is exciting to have it underway!
Some of my favourite photos this year were from when we had a bonfire with some friends.
This post about how we manage having guests easily was very popular, and every time we have guests, I am so glad we have these systems in place.
I wrote this post;What nine year olds can do because I really think that our society underestimates the abilities of our kids, so I made a list of things I think they can do.
We have made our own bacon previously, but this was the first time we made our own sausages. We were very proud of ourselves, and we still have some in the freezer.
In September I also began writing about simple living. It is something we had been working on for a while (it’s a journey!), but I decided to share some of my ideas in a (semi) regular Wednesday post.
Lamb marking is one of those days that mark the progress of the year. This year we had a beautiful day for it, so of course, I took my camera.
We also enjoyed a visit from our cousins.
One of my fave sets of photos this year is this one of Meg on our rope swing.
This post got a lot of attention. I wrote it because I was having a lot of conversations about moving to the country with different people, so I thought it might be useful for others who were considering a tree change.
What a year!