paradigmatic ponderings

A number of people have asked me if I miss my old career as a Psychologist – a career I held for exactly 20 years. The answer I give is simple ‘no’. That might make it sound as though I didn’t enjoy my work – when in fact I loved it. Working with people, sharing their stories, holding a space for them to explore and grow, being invited into the deepest thoughts and feelings of another human being – I will always consider these experiences to be remarkable and profound. I cherish the time I spent in this career and all of the people I met over those 20 years. Continue Reading

Newbie farmers

It has now been about 6 months since we chucked in our professional careers, and our comfortable beach-side lifestyle to move an hour inland and set up our lives on an operational organic farm, just outside a small rural village of barely 300 people. We officially arrived here on the 5th December last year. Continue Reading

What a way to make a living…

Hello friends,

It feels like it has been a while between updates.

Right now, its 5.18am, and we are on the road to the farm. It’s raining heavily outside. The weather forecast predicts rain all week. We are praying for dry weather for next Wednesday – our big moving day! But rain, hail or shine, we will be moving in less than a week, and that’s both amazingly exciting and stunningly sobering! Continue Reading

up early, loving it

Brrrrrinnnnnnggggg…The sound of the alarm at 4am. Dark outside. Dreaming about chickens, weed-mat and road base. Up and shower. Some morning stretches. Kettle on. Prepare our gear. Boots. Gloves. Water. Two thermos’s full of tea. Lunch. Camera. Raincoats. Harry’s Driza-Bone and leash. Quick snack (first breakfast). Pack the car and we’re off. It’s 5.15am. Passenger chooses some tunes for the trip. Continue Reading

life imitates art

Hello friends,

All has been travelling quite smoothly with us here at Adventures in Growing. It has been just 5 weeks since we talked with Rod and Tania about moving to the farm; there’s only 6 weeks left until Michelle finishes up her career as a Psychologist, and 8 weeks until we move to the farm. So much is happening every day in preparation for this change, its hard to know what to share with you… We are largely focused on the practical aspects of getting ready to leave Byron Bay and move ourselves into our new home at the farm. And we are downsizing significantly. Continue Reading