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Saturday, June 30, 2012

I didn't believe I could ...

Seems the Oak tree was the place to be this week.   On Friday morning it's where Frieda, Ted and Olivia wanted to be while we waited for Yoshi to join us.

It was heaps of fun climbing the hill.  Frieda her usual gazelle like self and Olivia and Ted showing incredible courage.  Olivia could hardly believe herself as she found her own way up ... a little higher each time.  Everytime she turned to see me, she was wide eyed with happiness and pride.

Ted was simply awesome.  He showed so much courage and tenacity for this feat ... something that until this day he'd believed was beyond him.  It took only the tiniest of encouragments for him to reach further each time he climbed ...  and he too was filled up with happiness and pride ... and so rightly deserved!

On request we went to the vege garden .. and a visit to my patch meant we could pull things up ... there was huge joy for each carrot pulled. We also carted off a great big armful of spinach to feed the chickens with ... that's always fun and a great way to get up close and to feel comfortable with the chickens.

Yoshi and Frieda giggling with joy ..

Yoshi happy to be perched in a tree ...

Olivia and Frieda had been busy baking ... a hollowed out tree stump was their mixing bowl, kitchen table, oven and more.   The process was so tender, that for more than an hour they sat and placed soil and twigs and bits that they found into the 'bowl' ... and mixed and baked.  They were so totally immersed, that it was as if each little grain of soil was being held with love and explored and gotten familiar with before it went in the mix.  Towards the end, Ted had to join in (while Yoshi was up the tree :) )

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