Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution) [similar]

Moments that fill me with wonder... Taking time to slow down and reconnect with the simpler things in life 🌻⛅️🌿🐝

Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

This makes me so happy 😊 For anyone who's been following along, it was one of my new year's resolutions to get the irrigation sorted. There's still a little bit of work to get some of the outlets unblocked, and then we still need to do the vegetable patch, and three more orchards. And then there's the lavender farm, but that's another story. All baby steps...
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And all the credit for the irrigation fixing goes to my wonderful other half. I talk and he listens 💚 #waterislife #farmproblems
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

My vegetable garden has been seriously neglected of late, so I'm especially happy to see the first of the capsicums are nearly ready 💚 #kitchengarden #grownwithlove
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And yes I'm being super careful in the vegetable patch after the recent snake encounters. No sightings today thankfully!
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

The bees are loving the gumnut blossoms and so am I 😊
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Thank you to everyone who offered words of support yesterday, it means so much to me 💚 I've recovered from my scare, have moved the compost (the mice's likely food source, and probably the reason for the snake to be there) but have unfortunately seen the snake 🐍 again this afternoon. These snakes move on so quickly and my snake catcher says that without a direct sighting, there's little we can do except be careful or sell the place 😭
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#inbloom #beefood
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

I had a bit of a scare today. I came face to face with an eastern brown snake 🐍 (think fangs and tongue). The finches were chirping like crazy and I thought nothing of it but they were really trying to chase the snake away. I'm ok but I need to be more vigilant and I keep on thinking of the young man who died only a few days ago from a brown snake bite. This country I live in is beautiful, but it sure is fierce and unforgiving at times. #farmproblems #summerinaustralia
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

It's amazing what a difference a cool change can make. Yesterday we were hiding in air conditioning and today we spent all day outside, cleaning out the potting shed and organising the garage. I'm really looking forward to using the potting shed and am hoping this will give my vegetable garden the kick start it needs 🌱
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We've been so lucky that most of the contents of the potting shed were thrifted by my wonderful parents in law or left being by the previous owners. #pottingshed #hoorayforcoolerweather
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

We got a wonderful surprise yesterday. We came home to a big load of mulch! The electrical company has been pruning trees in the area and we've been asking them for the mulch. We're very happy that they delivered 😊 I just took a look and its mainly eucalyptus which I've just read is allelopathic so I'll need to carefully consider how I use it. Australian friends, how do you use your eucalyptus mulch? #newbiegardener #askandyoushallreceive
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

Today I'm celebrating small accomplishments and water. Water is vital and we've been getting by on a trickle after damage from the electrical storm, as well as a recent pipe blow out and a pump that never worked properly. Today we got the two tank pumps as well as the dam pump fixed. They are now working at full capacity and it has made the world of difference 💦
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We still need to get irrigation improved so I'm not hand watering each day, but I do feel like we're one step closer to doing this. #theimportanceofwater #farmproblems
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#downbythedam #dam #water #waterislife #irrigation #farmlife
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

I really needed these gumnut blossoms in my life today. Loving all the different stages of the blossom. Caps on, caps off, and then the big reveal of glorious hot pink.
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Just feeling a bit tired from the recent heat and the stress of power outage (with some electronics still not working properly). But today is blissfully cool and we have gumnut blossoms 💞 #nofilter #gumnutblossom
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

Yesterday's storm that I was convinced would miss us, was determined to prove me wrong. Power out, modem fried, septic power switch in pieces across the field. Thankfully it also brought 8.5mm of rain and a brief reprieve to the heatwave. Power is back, but with some electronics not too happy. I'm so grateful to our wonderful electrician friend who got us back on our feet again. The idea of facing a heatwave with no way to cool down and no running water is pretty stressful!
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This photo is from tonight's light show. It's almost non stop but (thankfully) not nearly as close as yesterday. Cool change is coming through and I can't wait. #summerstorm #nofilter
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

Day 3 of the heatwave.
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Hunter weather you are such a tease... There is zero chance we're going to get rain out of these clouds.
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Swipe 👈 to see the toll on my vegetable patch. And this is under shade cloth with two soakings daily. No plants lost yet but they are struggling. #heatwave #nofilter
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UPDATE: I'm very happy to report that we actually got some rain, but not at all happy that we now have a power outage which means no air-conditioning 😭
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

Wings out, beak open. This little King Fisher is definitely heat stressed. I heard a big thud on the glass and am guessing he flew straight into it. He stayed for a while to compose himself before flying off. And I brought one of water bowls closer in case he comes back, although I hope he found his way down to the dam where there is plenty of cool water. #heatwave #kingfisher
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

It's one of those days when it's so hot 🔥🔥🔥that hot water runs out of the cold tap and the door handle is almost too hot to touch (in the shade). But there's cold beer in the fridge and the air conditioning in the guest house works. To everyone riding out the heatwave with me, hope you are staying cool. Only two more days to go!
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And these frangipanis were as far as I could get from the house before I melted into a puddle. At least they don't seem to mind the heat! Some of the fruit trees aren't doing nearly as well unfortunately and as soon as it gets cool enough I'll be giving them a good soaking. #heatwave #desperatelyseekingrain
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

When in the Hunter Valley... My mother is staying for the weekend so of course I had to take her to the winery with the prettiest view. The wine is delicious and the air-conditioning was a bonus 😉 #nofilter #winewithaview
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We're in the middle of a four day heat wave. Today was 41°C and tomorrow is supposed to reach 45🔥 You can almost see how hot it is looking at the haze over the mountains.
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Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

Today's early morning job is done and the shade cloth is up over (1/4 of) the vegetable patch in preparation for the heatwave. With low 40s forecast for the next four days, I'm hoping I won't lose any plants! #heatwave #vegetablepatch
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A very big thank you for the well wishes yesterday 💚 I'm feeling much better today and its amazing what antibiotics and steroids can do. Although I don't think I'll be sleeping much while on steroids... And don't worry, I didn't work too hard. My wonderful other half did all the heavy lifting.
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#desperatelyseekingrain #farmproblems #wherearetherainclouds #summerinaustralia #summertime #countrylife #thesimplelife #countryliving #simpleliving #slowlife #homesteading #sustainableliving #sustainability #permaculture #organic #homegrown #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat #kitchengarden #greenliving #girlswhogarden #gardenersofinstagram

Cecily (@thesimplifyresolution)

I finally gave up the fight and went to the doctors. Antibiotics and steroids later, I'm sure I'll feel better soon. So here's a picture of our neighbours horse from the other week, because I don't have the motivation to take photos today... #tbt #horsesofinstagram
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