Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A little movie

In the midst of our building-in-the-rain stresses, little Olive made a trip to the library to escape the house full of wet and muddy workers, and to partake in some school-holiday activities.
This video, made by our local ABC Open correspondent, captures some of what went on that day.
Needless to say, when I saw Olive's stellar effort, I cried. It's been so uplifting, even in times of all-our-strawbales-have-been-ruined-by-rain despair, to see how she's embraced the building journey with such joy and gusto, finding the fun (as only kids can) in the mud and the high tension.
A couple of weeks ago, after hours of rendering late into the night (she was my special lantern-holder and mesh-cutter) she declared on the way home: "I reckon I'm pretty lucky. I bet no other kids in my class get to stay up late helping their mummas build a strawbale house, and then get an ice-cream on the way home."
Probably true.

8 comments:

  1. That little movie was gorgeous. I love how Olive drew your home - surrounded by tree houses. and Olive's smile is to die for. So sweet.

    I've been keenly following your strawbale building - but havn't taken the time to stop and say hi before now. 'Hi'.

    We'll be making a similar move from the city to the country towards the end of this year. Although having already done the owner builder thing we're thinking of getting a builder in this time. Hence we'll be living in a caravan for a year or so while we save up - which should make things interesteing.

    Anyway...thank you for taking the time to share so much of your journey. Tricia x

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  2. oh sweet little olive, with her gorgeous shy smile. i love her. she seems so full of spirit and joy.

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  3. Love it. And sharing your journey...maybe the ABC should be filming what you guys are up to. if only more people could live like this...

    Thanking you, Monica
    www.studiofiftyseven.net

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  4. I know it's not cool for your mum to be writing on this blog, but, I had to say, Olive is amazing. That shy little smile tells it all. I just love her.

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  5. Sounds like unschooling to me;)

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  6. Oh that little Rosie is such a funny, sweet little thing. I love her shy smile.

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  7. Oh oh oh that was SO sweet!

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  8. Oh Olive you sweet little thing, and I have to say I cracked up at Oscar - he's my boy's best mate. His poor mum, wait till I see her! hahahahaha!

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