Friday, April 28, 2006
A Fulfilling Life
A guest post ? Help! What can I write ?
Something deep and meaningful ? - or funny or witty ? Nah, that's not me.
Maybe just give you all a glimpse into my life.
Reading Jelly's blog and those of many of you, her blogger friends, has become part of my daily life. I've even been tempted to become a "blogger" myself but the 'calling' has not yet been strong enough.
I have a simple but fulfilling life on the farm.
Caring for the farm animals - cows and calves, alpacas and chooks as well as the cat and the dog - takes some of my time.
Development of our wildlife corridor (planting hundreds of trees) and garden maintenance keep me active and fulfilled. (Fatty's koala, now in one of the smaller trees which we planted, is actually two. I saw her very tiny joey today.)
Preparing for visitors who come to share our beautiful environment takes a few more hours of some days.
Periodic visits to the "big smoke" to visit family and occasional 'jaunts' to Canada and the USA to visit friends take me away for a while and broaden the horizons.
... and then there are the days like today when I get called to return to the classroom. After 40 years of teaching I still get a thrill out of working with kids.
Every day I have the enjoyment of seeing the beautiful Australian bush, the farm animals, the native flowers, wallabies, koalas, bettongs, possums, colourful birds .... and at night the stars are ever so bright and sometimes the dingoes howl.
However, my greatest enjoyment comes from sharing our little piece of paradise with family and friends.
"Family Weekends" have seen 30-40 of my extended family visiting - and now the grandchildren are old enough to enjoy staying with "Jellyma". What more could a doting grandma want ?
Watch out, Jelly ! I'm coming down to 'kidnap' Laura and Ben again !