Monday, December 2, 2013

Stills: A Weekly Collection {on our farm}

Okay, okay. I know. We don't really have a farm, but we can dream, right? I'm looking forward to having a bit more time to explain the how's and why's about our little back yard 'farm' but for now, please accept this token effort!

1. The pigs. Fattening up nicely and turning over the ground with their natural snouty excavators.

2. The lovely lady.

3. Some of our 15 chooks. We've made the decision to cull some of them in the new year as they've gone off the lay.

4. BABY BUNNYYYYY. Seriously, these guys are adorable. They are so springy and bouncy. I'm relying on the getting ugly in their adolescence… you know, so it's easier to eat them.

5. Granny Smith in flour.

6. Scarlet runner beans making good use of the tee pee we crafted some time ago.

7. The spring onions about to bust open an amazing pom pom flower.

8. The little one. Always in some ones arms as we empty the compost, feed the animals and tend to the garden.

Looking forward to seeing your stills.


  1. How lovely! Must be lots of work but looks like the good, satisfying kind.

  2. Love these - I so wish we had the room for some chooks, our neighbours have some and their eggs are just the best!

  3. guys have your hands full - what a hoot!!! Can't wait to read more about your "backyard farm" experiences!!!

  4. It is a farm Em! so lovely! x

  5. A real farm!!
    And the sweetest rabbit :-)

  6. Oh we've just come home from a farm stay and I am chomping at the bit to start our own. Yours is looking magnificent!! :) xx

  7. Dream?! I'd defs be calling this a farm and myself a farmer! Why, oh why, are bunnies so cute AND so tasty?!

  8. Oh so delicious....what fun. xxx

  9. look at those piggies curly tails in the first shot & that bunny is so cute!

  10. Wow – this all looks very exciting! Looking forward to hearing more about it! This coming Saturday we're going to become the proud guardians of 3 chooks. We're inheriting them from my husband's colleague who's moving interstate. We'd been umming and ahhing over getting some, but this was the push we needed. My 3 year old son is going to be so excited when they arrive (we haven't told him yet)!

    Hope the week treats you well :-)

  11. Love the menu photos - can just see where this is going!
    Bunnies do not get less cuter but they get smellier - which makes the killing easier! Speaking out of experience here.

  12. Inspired by you guys, we've finally planted our first ever little veggie garden...
    Can't wait to read about your farm! :)
    Ronnie xo

    1. YAY Ronnie!

      thats SO exciting! you Will love it and so will your boys


  13. Look at your farm! If I didn't know better I would think it was the real deal. You guys are great! Melinda x

  14. Lovely pics Emily I do hope those way cute bunnies get ugly cause it would be very hard to eat something so cute and those pigs so sweet and your lady baby adorable! Lisa Mckenzie

  15. Great pictures! I can't wait to read more about your 'farm'.

  16. amazing photos! looks like a beautiful wee spot x

  17. I love the last photo of baby in Dad's arms....adorable...look forward to the piggy stories!! Loving the Weekly Stills. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  18. Do you know just how much I admire you and your family of doing all of this and three children!! I am beginning to have a love/hate relationship with our land. I am waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am loving having summer veges growing in the garden again though. We have a very pretty zucchini flower in full bloom a the moment. :)


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

xo em