Saturday, January 21, 2012

You Never Know...


Did your life become what you thought it would be?
Through years of strange turns, ups, downs, and even some deep dark despair..
Mine did.
I never thought I'd be a magazine stylist, or have my own jam line, never thought I'd be a blogger...
But I am and I love it all.
Some things still surprise me though...



I use to buy 12.00 Australian design publications.
Now I buy 6.00 Chicken magazines.
And though I may not have leg
warmers and knitted hats for my girls... yet...


I do make them little 'sundaes' when the weather is bad.


Of course, when the sundae falls out of the coop, and that 'new' guy gets it,
you can feel the resentment building.
Five ladies with nothing to do but plot...
watch out Oliver.


Speaking of the new guy..
When we lost our sweet dog last spring, after 13 years, I didn't expect to get another one any time soon.
But, here he is.
And we do love him so.
He makes the farm feel more like..well, a farm.
Has your life taken a strange turn or detour that turned out to be a blessing in disguise?

15 comments:

Loribeth said...

Oliver is adorable! Welcome to the family Oliver! Hope to read a lot about you, and don't let those five ladies pick on you too much!!!

Tom Stephenson said...

I bet those chickens never thought their lives would turn out like that either.

Razmataz said...

We lost our old dogs last year one of them after 16 years. It broke our hearts. We are only just ready to think about another one. I am going to be fostering labradors for short term care......we'll see how long that lasts before we find one for keeps.

Still looking for my niche...that is so great that you found yours.

Vintage Home said...

HI Heather, as always you are still my hero...Happy I got to work with you a bit in your Journey!
Happy to see Oliver is fitting in ...!
And your sweet girl & he are adorable together!
Excited to see what the Fab FiFi & you have created (even if we have to wait!) ...and her new Magazine!
Love your jam by the way!

mise said...

It's a good reminder that the deep dark despair ends, and leads to the jam-making. My life is likewise: fingers crossed it keeps on the up.

country girl said...

Yay, Oliver! A farm NEEDS a dog to truly be a farm.
Are you kidding about detours? I ended up in AUSTRIA! :) And it's wonderful.
xoxo

Edins House said...

Welcome to Oliver!! He's gorgeous, Heather!! :-)
Victoria

Debi said...

I think you have found your place and Oliver has found his and seems to be fitting in.Never in a million years would I have suspected this ride my journey has taken. Even though I grumble quite often about dog/horse dander, and squirrels eating my tomatos, its absolutely a sweet adventure (for me).

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Life is full of twists and turns... We were blessed in so many unexpected ways in the last year.
Just roll with it~

rachel said...

Well, I never imagined I'd end up happy! But I have.

Lovely Oliver.....

Jane said...

I just looove the chookie leg warmers and beanie. It doesn't get that cold in my part of Australia for our girls to need a winter wardrobe. Yes, my life has taken a number of turns, and another one (positive) just begun. Each turn, good or bad, I call 'growth'. Loving Oliver too, especially his face! have a precious day. Jane x

My Little Bungalow said...

Our lives took a turn on Friday ... we lost our beloved dog Winnie. She was only 10, and though she had been ill (recently diagnosed with Cushing's), it was a sudden death and a shock. We're deeply mourning. We have a surviving pooch, and love her dearly. I can't imagine getting a "new" dog yet, but someday we will. Your sweet Oliver looks precious. I'm sure he has brought a lot of joy into your lives.
Claudia

julieann said...

ooo.. Id like to get my hands on that magazine..
Oliver is adorable and yep a farm just aint a farm without a pup to watch over every little critter runnin a muck..
We love our little farm and each year it gets a little richer. More animals, more plants, more produce and more love... Never thought Id end up here and so glad I did. Id love to see more photos of the coop..

kpaints said...

Just found your blog through a friend, I live on a non working farm and added my Chicken Mansion this last fall....my girls love it.

Your blog looks wonderful, I'm a new follower. Thanks.

Low Tide High Style said...

I just found you through Fifi, and like you, I think she is fabulous! This is such a wonderful post, and I too have experienced the unexpected, some of it just this week. Life is full of surprises as long as you're willing to go for your dreams...even if you never knew they were your dreams.

Kat :)