My goodness, I can't believe it's been almost two years to the day since I've made my last post on this blog. A LOT has happened between then but let me quickly get you up to speed. In December of 2013 we were blessed enough purchase our first house, a humble little Queenslander. It is in need of a bit of TLC and we spent our first few months giving the interior a good clean and a lick of paint.
To cut a long story short we are starting to focus more and more of our attention outside (as that's where we love being the most). One of the most exciting parts of this whole journey is that at present we have access to 8.75 acres of land to "farm". We have already made good progress in putting parts of this land to work but I will share more on that in future posts.
You may have noticed that I have renamed the blog from "Wally's Mini Farm - A journey to Self-Sufficiency". I have chosen to do this after doing a lot of thinking, reading and soul searching. We as human beings have been created with a need to belong to, and connect with others. We also live in and rely on the land to provide for a lot of our needs.
It seems as a society, or at least us a family unit, are losing our connection with the land and the communities in which we live. It is for this reason that I have renamed this blog to "Wally's Mini Farm - A journey to connecting with the land and our community". Don't worry this won't turn into a "rant blog" I will be sharing our practical tips and experiences as we "reconnect"
I hope you will join us in reconnecting too.
Matt (and the Walter Family)
|"The place we call home"|