Facebook occasionally plays a blinder when it pops up with the message “You have memories to look back on”.
This week Facebook reminded me that it is 12 months to the day we arrived back in Ireland from Australia. Bedraggled and weary from the 26 hour flight, we are grinning somewhat maniacally into a camera of a friend who was up sometime in the night to drive to Dublin to collect us.
Hard to believe 365 days could pass by in such a moment. Must be true when they say the older you get, the faster time goes!
The first 6 months were slightly dream like in that I think it took me that long to actually hit terra firma.
We made it out the other end and I have to say I feel like a different person because of those twelve months.
I’ve stayed true to my promise of keeping myself at home. We are ever so slightly broke because of it but it has been worth it to spend such brilliant times with our kids.
We’ve stocked our farm with food creating sheep, cattle, poultry and vegetables. So far we have harvested one lamb, a mountain of eggs, a few salad leaves, kale and some excellent celery.
We’ve started a business the whole family can be a part of (even though they may not actually want to some of the time).
We have 225 resident hens who are busily laying the most nutritious, delicious and happy eggs Moyglass has ever seen (well at least in the last 12 months anyway).
We have a label, website and a social media presence. We’ve met some fantastic people and learnt a lot along the way.
Thanks for being part of this journey and hopefully we are still around in 12 months time to look back on this post with fondness too.