Last Sunday we celebrated a full year of living here in our very first home.
It doesn't seem that long ago we unloaded the moving truck and set up house in what will be our forever-on-earth home, in fact we still have to pinch ourselves that this quarter acre block is ours.
As a surprise 'anniversary gift' my wonderful husband gifted me two chooks, something we've talked about since sharing that first breakfast on the patio a year ago where we began making plans for a sustainable food garden.
Cinnamon and Nutmeg settled in immediately and within 24 hours had given us a gift of their own.
Blossom came over and helped her dad move the chook house under the big guava tree and pretty soon our girls were taking turns in the laying trough.
We free range them from sunrise to sunset and they've had a wonderful time exploring their surrounds as they roam here, there and everywhere, digging and scratching, eating bugs - but surprisingly neither have eaten or are even interested in any of our vegetables or herbs.
Their personalities are different in funny ways but they are the sweetest pair who love to be cuddled and follow me wherever I go.
Such a blessing they are, and such a blessing is my dear husband who arranged all this as a surprise.
It's true you know, the simple things in life are the ones that matter most.