Friday, May 10

back to basics

Husband and I have never had a weekend sans children.  Not for nearly seven years have we scurried off on a dirty weekend, or boarded a flight just for two, or even bunkered down at home without them.  Just hasn't been our thing.  That is until now.  And it's all in the name of education and learning for our future.

We've packed our bags, but not for a romantic getaway.  Oh no.  We're going back to basics and joining Rohan in his first workshop as he teaches us about foraging for wild mushrooms, cooking techniques, skinning rabbits, and dispatching chooks.  Not everyones ideal weekend, but we cannot wait.  As we venture closer to our dream of living a more simple, sustainable lifestyle we realised we had to practice what we hope to be preaching.  No good talking the talk if you can't walk the walk so they say.

I'm a little nervous about the whole killing a chicken thing, but I eat them and cook them for my family, therefore I should be brave enough to learn how to dispatch them myself.

My camera is packed, our warm winter woolies, boots and some homemade produce for the hosts.  Oh and we are staying in the most glorious homestead to lay our weary heads!  

Wish me luck x


  1. Best of luck! It sounds amazing Brenda. Looking forward to seeing photos and hearing all on your return xo

  2. Oh gosh you lucky duck. Have a wonderful time. x

  3. Can't wait to hear all about this trip!

  4. Oh Brenda! I hope you have a fabulous time. The workshops look wonderful and you will no doubt come away brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for a sustainable life. Can't wait to read about it!

  5. have fun Brenda. Can't wait to see the photos. Melinda x


Thanks so much for stopping by....I love knowing your thoughts and comments... xx