Seems that we’ve been on the go, go, go for the last few months.
Running here and running there ….
There has been a lot of sadness in our hearts of late, as we farewelled my Mum, suddenly and unexpectedly.
Her death has brought home the importance and value of family. I’m so fortunate to have this crew around me.
At Mum’s farewell, we played Ed Sheeran’s ‘Supermarket Flowers’.
She really was ‘an angel in the shape of my Mum’.
I’m so grateful for her encouragement, love, support, determination, work ethic and the legacy she has left behind.
May her influence flow through the generations to come.
So while Mum is no longer with us in body, I can certainly feel her presence and love in everything I do.
We’ve stayed on purpose, with health, school, business and pleasure.
Term 2 of our school year has been a lot about athletics, which means we’ve been talking a lot about doing our personal best.
I’ve loved watching the kids improve and while we’re not super fast, there’s been a lot of discussion about the race we run. The one that means we’re doing our best, striving to improve and showing great sportsmanship.
And of course, never forgetting the fun factor.
Around ‘Mystery Park’, the fencing repairs following Cyclone Debbie have kept us far from idle.
Our little helpers are much keener on mustering than rebuilding fences though.
Eliza has mastered Moonshine. A swift flick of the rein and a little tap, tap of the heel and they’re off. Trotting up and down the wing and across the tail.
She’s definitely a big kid now.
Adelaide has claimed Patriot back into her string of horses.
Lachlan and Nacho have also been a formidable team.
He and Hamish are often spending the early hours of the day and late afternoons in the saddle or down at the yards with the weaners.
The girls are no different.
Seems my time in the saddle has been limited lately, but I’m certainly loving my new steed, Hank.
He’s clever, cowy, reliable and honest. All that a girl wants in a horse.
Season wise, we’ve been fortunate to have a warm and wet May.
As I type now, there’s drizzle on the roof. A lovely way to go into July.
Grass budgeting has been completed and grazing plans set for the non growing season.
School holidays are upon us – have I ever mentioned how I love the changed routine?
Not to mention, having Andrew home from boarding school.
To summarise, the universe has delivered the unexpected.
The reasons are unknown.
One thing for certain, it’s sure made me count all the blessings around us.