Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Reflecting on the coming of a new year



Wishing you a very Happy New year. With the end of another year l choose love, gratitude and blessing in my life. We do not remember days, we remember moments. So cherish the little things and embrace life as imperfect and wonderful as it is. The imperfection of days and motherhood makes you realise the precious moments. It isn't the glamourous or picture perfect times. It's the day in and day out goings on. I want this coming year to be about embracing all of my life and having more joy. Being faithful to the little things in all the big things and all the loud of life. That l may be more patient and kind and slower in the way l react. That is my wish. I hope you stay safe and enjoy the beginning of another year. Be blessed.

Monday, December 29, 2014

52/52: a portrait project




"A portrait of my tribe, once a week, every week, in 2014."


Miss Four| joy, pressies and family


Little Fox| discovery at Christmas




Siblings| love and friendship

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~ 

You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here

The end of the 52 project for the year. I look back over a year of photos such a richness of moments with my little ones. First moments, a tide of love, discovery, magic and learning. I wonder what the new year will hold. I'm going to breathe it all in though and continue on the path of living a simple life with truth and gratitude. Will you join me?



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51/52: a portrait project



"A portrait of my tribe, once a week, every week, in 2014."





Miss Four| looking beyond


Little Fox| at play



Siblings| there is such pleasure in watching them play together.

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~ 

You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here

I've been running late with posting the 52 project but it hasn't escaped my mind. I am immersed in family life, play in nature and indoors and have enjoyed watching my tribe learning and growing of late. So many milestones and special moments these past weeks. I've started to write reflections down knowing that when l get a moment that they will all come together in song and meaning. Christmas time is always a fluid, chaotic and creative rush... I feel like things are starting to slow down a little and l am so grateful. Ads is off for a month it's going to be all about our tribe, adventures outdoors and home. What have you been up to?


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Friday, December 19, 2014

50/52: a portrait project


"A portrait of my tribe, once a week, every week, in 2014."


Miss Four| celebrating your fifth birthday a little early. In a week you will be five and a new journey will begin.



Little Fox| weeks away from turning two. Realising the absolute bliss of honey joys, playing in the table tent and having a crowd sing you happy birthday with your sister.



Siblings| the moment where you realise what an honour it is to celebrate the birth of your two children together and the joy on their faces as we sing happy birthday to them.


~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~ 

You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here

So many milestones and special moments these past weeks. One reason for the silence here and just how busy l have been with life. What have you been up to?


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49/52: a portrait project


"A portrait of my tribe, once a week, every week, in 2014."


Miss Four| graduation at kinder. I still struggle that a season of learning has ended and primary school awaits.


Little Fox| at play, bare footed and confident.

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~ 

You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here

Another week and such immense change occurring in our tribe. Independence, exploring their little worlds and enjoying the process of growing up.


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48/52: a portrait project


"A portrait of my tribe, once a week, every week, in 2014."




Miss Four| there is nothing better than morning giggles




Little Fox| into everything



Siblings| you share such a special bond it's pure magic


~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~ 

You can read all about last year's 52/2013 project and see all the 52 portraits of my tribe here

Catching up on the 52 project as kinder ends and the markets for 2014 are all done. Time moves so fast this time of year. So what have you been up to? 


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Planted earth + summer plantings| the garden series




My garden remains a promise, a siren's song to a new season, plentiful life and new growth. Seeds sown in freshly turned soil, the smell of jasmine at twilight. The garden replanted, and a ocean of hay on top, fresh and hopeful. 
This week, as the sky was blue and cloudless overhead, the sun bright and inviting the children played as I planted out the last of the basil seeds and variety of beans. I wanted to plant neat rows of carrots, beans, potatoes, corn and herbs but my four year old had other plans.
"Mum why not a teepee", she exclaimed as her eyes lit up, "a secret garden teepee!"
She collected stakes, asked for a doorway and let me get to work. She sat playing with her brother planting pots and drawing with chalk. Honestly, I'm not sure if it's going to work but the teepee is wide, wrapped and bound by twine, with the doorway open facing our front door. Climbing beans planted at the base of each stake and it's my hope the runners will wind themselves over the structure and provide a shaded sanctuary for play from the heat of summer. My rows of corn, beans, carrots and zucchini are a little haphazard but I'm hoping they provide a carpet of greenery in summer.



What's growing in the garden| 


Chocolate mint + mint
Basil coming up {4 varieties}
Beans {climbing beans, dwarf yellow butter beans, green dwarf beans}
Blueberry plant {fruiting}
Carrots {3 rows}
Chives
Coriander {seed saving for next crop}
Corn seedlings growing quickly {2 round wire structures and three plantings near letter box}
Celery {seed saving for next crop}
Dill {seed saving for next crop}
French Tarragon
Lemon tree {flowers no fruit}
Lime tree {blossoming no fruit as yet}
Olive herb plant
Olive trees {flowering}
Parsley {flat leaf- seed saving for next crop} curly still harvesting
Passion fruit { abundant fruit still green}
Potatoes up from last season in the twine patch, great leaf growth. Sugar cane mulch laid down. Ceres box of potatoes up near the lemon tree. Three rows in total- tall potato plants need more mulching. 
Raspberries {new leaf growth, few berries}
Rhubarb {lots of leaf growth}
Sage
Silverbeet {seed saving for next crop}
Strawberries {lots of green leaves, flowers}
Sunflowers flowering and also coming up
Thyme + Lemon Thyme + variegated thyme
Tomatoes {4 types planted in plastic green bags}
Zucchini {7 mounds planted out, mulched to help retain moisture, wire placed over the top- cat proofing}




Ongoing tasks|
Now the teepees and stakes in the garden have been secured in the garden we are going to do an art project out of reclaimed bottle tops. 
Rainbow bunting nearly finished. 
Working on cat proofing the plot-
Started using scat granules along with egg shells it's hit and miss at the moment.
Bamboo has been cleared but still need to plant out second garden. 

I'm joining the Garden Share Collective over at Lizze's The strayed table and checking in monthly with what's happening in the garden.  What's growing on your garden at the moment?

x Mummafox

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