Monday, October 22, 2012

The Anticipation


We've been waiting years for this moment. The moment when a big green digger arrives at our house and merrily parks itself in our driveway.

It's landscaping time!

We have lived on this undulating half acre block for over 6 years now. When we bought it, it was so over grown that you couldn't see the fall of the land. There were three massive water tanks where our studio now resides and fishbone ferns covered everything.

The earth was damp and sodden and we were filled with anticipation. Oh, the possibilities.

And now, the time has finally come.

Half our land will be terraced and turfed (you know how much I love grass) while the other half will be fenced and prepared for animals- think goats and pigs.

It's been a long time coming but well worth the wait.

I'll be sure to show you the progress as we go.



There's lots to be excited about 'round these parts at the moment. I mean, we've got said digger in the front yard, a $1000 giveaway going on, side projects in the works and some other news to share later in the week. BAM. I don't know about you, but i'm like, totally excited.





take a walk around our garden.
enter our 'for the home' giveaway to win $1000 worth of goodies.



25 comments:

  1. Oh, Em, I'm like, totally excited too! ;)
    A mere comment doesn't do it all justice!
    x

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    1. oh thanks goodness Sare!

      I think it;s just you and I then! ;)

      xo em

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  2. Sounds like lots of fun in the coming days and mess.

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  3. So freaking cool. I've always wanted to have a crack at driving one of those things!

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    1. you always crack me up miss fenton!

      It looks TRICKY!

      xo em

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  4. Pigs and goats! Amazing! I am so jealous!

    Toddler C is getting chooks for Christmas. I am already excited for eggs...and for him making buck buck buck sounds at them!

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  5. Wow that is super super exciting and I'm not just talking about the home delivered digger ( which would have been the best bit of this when my boy was 3-4). Had no idea you were planning a mini farm over at your place, cannot wait to see the pics. mel x

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    1. well helloooo! It's so nice to see you here Mel!

      Yes, the digger was VERY exciting- the guy even let Zeph sit in it and have a 'turn'.

      yep, we are a go-go for mini farm! eek!

      xo em

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  6. I am so excited for you! and your very own digger, the kids must be beside themselves!! look forward to watching all the progress. xx j

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  7. pigs and goats how exciting! I can't wait to see it all come together

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  8. Very excited to read all your updates on the way!!

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  9. What a fabulous photo... and what wonderful plans you have, finally coming to fruition. Good times Em, good times. We're in the middle of reno's right now also... dreams we've had for three years now, very slowly taking shape. It's a messy, tiring, frustrating time around here, but to think of the end result does make me a wee bit excited. Look forward to seeing the progress of your work... and to hear your news :) xo

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    1. Oh reno's, they ALWAYS take so much longer than expected.

      thinking of you m'lady

      xx

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  10. Very exciting! You are so lucky to have all that land - our garden it about 2 metres square. We've had road works going on outside our house all week and my son has been captivated by the diggers and road rollers. x

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  11. how fantastic! pigs! bet the kids would rather you just kept the digger though! until they get pigglets!

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  12. i'm excited for you and my city living self is living vicariously through you and your land transformation!

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  13. How exciting! Can't wait to see your backyard overhaul, and meet your new four-legged friends down the track. x

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  14. oooooohhhhhh thats so exciting! I think that must be the dream of SO many people, myself included! Can't wait to see the outcome if we're allowed?! :)

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    1. of course, I can't help but over share! ahahah

      xo em

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  15. i think this is fab.u.lous. the pic of the kiddoes peering through the fence is amazing. and you should know, i read the title in a Dr Frank N. Furter voice. cannot wait to see this project unfold! :)sarah

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  16. HOW EXCITING. We're 3 years into our wait to be able to get a bobcat in as well. I'd say another 3 years before we do it as well ... tell me the anticipation and excitment is all worth it?

    I'm so excited about following along with this project with you. Am I right that you've previously said you're on a half acre? I'd so desperately love a miniture pig (they're good for weeds you see and great company for our dog) ... but I've been lead to believe that I need a WHOLE acre and I've only got 1/3 of an acre. I can't wait to see what you do with this plan!

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  17. As our renos have screeched to a halt I am living vicariously through others so I am super excited for you! Landscaping makes such a HUGE difference. And pigs and goats...awesome!!! Love Pippi's little cocked head peeking through the fence.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em