Friday, January 15, 2016

My 2016

As I slowly settle into 2016 I'm excited by the promise of a wonderful new year, filled with adventure. By adventure, I'm not talking about the kind that takes you vast distances exploring new places, I'm talking about an adventure of a different kind, an adventure inside my home, around my farm and through familiar places.

This Year... I'll be focusing on my surroundings, trying to really appreciate how lucky I am to be able to live the quiet, simple life that I do. I'll be taking a break from my small {yarn} business and allocating that time back to the things that have slowly slipped away from my everyday due to 'Shop' commitments over the past 6-7 years...

 My 2016 will be more about afternoon walks with my little people, expanding my vegetable garden, picnicking in the paddocks, late night star gazing, sharing food, revisiting slow(er) crafts, learning something from someone new, listening (often), writing letters, and mastering Sourdough....
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 This Year... I want to learn as much as I can about the gorgeous art of Sourdough. It truly has stolen my heart this past couple of months, and as a family we're enjoying the lessons it is teaching us about 'slowing' down - good things really do take time (and patience) and can't be rushed...  
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This Year.... I'm looking forward to walking in the mud barefoot when my kids ask me too, even if it does dry my feet out and make my heals crack when I'm done.

This Year.....I'm excited for my aviation loving husband as he dreams about something new for himself on the horizon.
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This Year.... I'm going to explore the possibilities of companion planting more in my vegetable garden - marigolds have worked amazingly for us this year in ALL beds!
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So... Are you letting go of something this year? Or maybe your going on an Adventure to find yourself again like me? 

21 comments:

  1. Best wishes for a slow, mindful year, it all sounds pretty good to me :)

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  2. Your plans sound lovely Jodie. I feel calmer just hearing them!
    Marigolds are one of my favourites.
    Kate x

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    1. Thanks Kate.... I've never truly appreciated the humble Marigold until this year and must admit, it's definitely becoming a favourite of mine now too.. xx

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  3. Gorgeous post Jodie reflecting beautiful outback colours. Your sourdough looks perfect but I don't think we ever stop learning about bread making. Your plans sound wonderful, I may even steal a few ideas from you! x

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    1. Thanks Jane... You're right about never being able to learn everything about bread baking, everyday that I bake I learn something new and I think that that's the reason why I love it so much, if that stopped I think the passion would go too. xx

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  4. What a wonderful post! Your resolution sounds great. I think that it's really important that we learn to appreciate the little things in life - that we always have enough food on our table, enough money in our accounts, that we have a nice home where we can live, all the possibilities our children have for their lifes. I'm trying to see the small things around me!
    Greetings from Austria
    Emma

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  5. You live in such a beautiful place. Enjoy every single corner of it :)
    http://soldenochedecocrochet.blogspot.com.ar/

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  6. Hi Jodie. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful year! I'd love to hear more about your sourdough story as I have tried twice now to get a starter started without any luck. I hope you are able to share with us?
    This year will certainly not be a slow one for me, with the arrival of our first grandchild in May. As a consequence I have an enormous list of things to make for our daughter and the new arrival. Our daughter and son-in-law live in Townsville and we live in Brisbane so I can foresee lots of trips north.
    I hope to hear more of your journey throughout 2016 and hoping you have a lot more muddy days to go barefoot!

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    1. What a bummer about your lake of success with your Sourdough starter Andrea. It truly is a matter of trial and error and working out what works best for you in your environment. I'll try to take a few pictures of my starter and capture the process of how I keep my starter alive for you soon. xx

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    2. Thanks Jodie! That would be lovely. I'll look forward to it :)

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  7. goodluck with the year ahead Jodie............
    we are blessed to live where we live there is so much beauty............
    and I think because of the harshness of the country also we appreciate it so much more..........

    I see your replies to comments here I don't think we get them back.........

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    1. Thanks Donna, not sure why it does that, will check it our... xx

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  8. I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award!
    http://soldenochedecocrochet.blogspot.com.ar/2016/01/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  9. All power to you...it sounds wonderful

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  10. i love this post, like yo my aim is to try and slow down. i m planning on saying no more often and trying to get caught up on the many projects that are in progress. i would love to say that i will produce lovely sourdough, but as yet i am yet to master it, just can't get a good rise . . . even though Sally is very active

    but i m not giving up ..... yet

    thanks to you and your yarn club you have re ignited my yarn passion so sock making is my craft of choice for my trip to europe

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