Autumn is nearly here

3:17 pm

cleo, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Life around here hasn't got any quieter since the children went back to school. I seem to be busier than ever.
I'm hoping to find my new rhythm over the next few weeks though.
I can slowly feel the particular kind of fog that accompanies taking care of a baby lifting, and with it maybe finally a sense of our new normal.
Maybe finally I can see how our family is, and maybe even a sense of the future?
Of course, there are still moments, days even. Like last weekend.
I was at a communication skills workshop, amongst friends, and not really expecting the emotions to come to the surface that did, but I'm glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. It's still so much of a surprise to me to see the new me. I'm not sure I like her much, but I'm getting more used to her.

Today we have been readying the garden a little for winter, giving the chickens enclosure a good clear out and arranging things so they have more space to scratch about.
They come out to play most days now and are so cute following the shake shake of the worms in the tub.

If I haven't got a baby in my arms, I've got a chicken!

Skirtember 25th

And is it weird to want my hair the same colour as Cleo's feathers?

Don't be shy, say hello!


  1. Oh I have a massive bird fear, so these pictures hold complete terror for me. I bet you never thought of that when you posted lol. They say Scotland is 2 weeks behind in the spring and 2 weeks ahead in the autumn compared to England so I can tell you autumn landed with a thump a few weeks ago.

  2. I feel the same way about the new me too, Jeanette. Just used to, now. But it is good to see glimpses of the future and not fear them, I agree.

    And I think your hair is a gorgeous colour - I couldn't possibly say if it would be improved by dying it the colour of a chicken!!

  3. Not weird at all.. because I always love seeing pics of your awesome hair color!
    Love the new blog look as well!
    I completely understand what you say about the new you. There are days when I feel the same way. As for the future I feel mine is still so uncertain... how, where, when, why. Questions to live by eh'?

  4. you look fantastic, glad to hear a new normal is starting to feel, well, normal. some days I get there too, and it feels good. love to you

  5. I didn't know the old you, but the new you is just lovely.

  6. gorgeous photos, finally (been so busy!) getting the chickens and need to get a run as the one with the house is too small, where did you get yours? just been back and studies your gorgeous house and the run is exactly what I want. Have you put bark down for them? feel such a novice ! xxxx

  7. Sweet chickens! The neighbor dog keeps sneaking over and attacking ours if they are out for even a second, which I hate.

    I love to see yours! And I think that your hair color is perfect. :)

    Cathy in Missouri

    P.S. Those boots and tights are superb!

  8. Hi Grace, Woody built the enclosure himself, it's very simple in construction, there are lots of tutes on you tube for similar style ones.
    And yep, we put bark down, rake it out every few weeks and compost it, then put fresh down. :0)

  9. WOW! Those pictures are amazing. What a beautiful area :)

    I found you through Faces of Loss. I'm hosting a blogfest for mothers who have lost infants or children. I would love it if you could join us and share your story. Thanks for your time.

    Here's that link:

  10. Oh Jeanette I had to show you these
    soooo cute.


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