Guess what! I wasn’t sure it would ever happen here on the blog, but it is. Heads up, I’m about to talk about the weather!
Spring is here and it’s time to awaken your senses from a long, cold winter. Then again, if you’re in Sydney at the moment, you might not be convinced it’s really spring just yet. I was lucky enough to escape to the country side this weekend. We ventured out of a cold and rainy Sydney on Friday morning to hit the roads en route to a family wedding in country NSW. And to mark the beginning of spring, we’ve enjoyed absolutely spectacular spring weather. Lovely warm sunny days, blue skies, and crisp evenings – just perfect really.
It was a lovely spring wedding, and so great for us city siders to embrace the country music and simpler living (I really could get used to the country hospitality and delightful manners). We were very lucky that the wet Sydney weather hadn’t followed us. Although, I don’t think anyone would have been too upset if it had!
So many farmers out here are desperate for rain. Desperate to be able to feed their animals, and to feed their family. We drove for hours along fields that are barren and crumbly, and saw many natural catchment lakes that have long since dried up. All too often we saw farmers throwing food off the truck to feed hungry stock. For some, they haven’t sewn a crop of wheat in over two years, not seen rain in parts for two years, and for some, it’s a hefty $20, 000 a week just to feed their stock to keep the value in tact. And they’re the fortunate ones, not everyone can hang in there and play the waiting game.
I pray that they get some much-needed rain very soon! Hopefully the arrival of spring will also bring some good fortune.
STEP INTO SPRING
Spring is a wonderful time of year. There are new baby animals scrambling about after their mothers, birds chirping in the tress, flowers brightening up drab gardens and plant life pushing its way up through cold once frost-bitten soil. Spring is the time to makeover your garden, to clean up your finances, to re-set your bad habits and to cleanse the winter cobwebs. It’s also a great opportunity to engage the kids in some hands on outdoors activities. Why not step into spring and spring clean your kids routines, to embrace long drawn-out afternoons outdoors, to allocate some chores around the house, and try out a few spring themed craft DIYs.
On the blog this week, we’re celebrating the arrival of spring. We’ll be featuring some great “step into spring” posts to ease you into the new season, with favourites from Money Mummy, Mums Take Five, Sheridan Anne, and Fresh Home Cook. You’ll surely be inspired to put a little spring into your step!
Join us this week if you like, and tweet us your favourite “step into spring” themed posts using #stepintospring.