Growing up, I'd always dreamed of living on a farm. There was something about the wide open spaces, fresh country air and hustle and bustle of farming life that appealed to this city girl.
I spent a lot of my childhood visiting my aunty's farm. My sisters and I would spend our days knee deep in mud catching yabbies, trapsing through paddocks fossicking for treasures, and feeling the wind in our hair as we set off adventuring on the back of our uncle's ute. I have such wonderful memories of my childhood.
So it's only fitting that in 2007 I married my farmer and later that year we moved to the country. As a stroke of fate, his family farm was only kilometres from where we'd spent those carefree days visiting my aunty. We moved into an old farmhouse and spent the first year renovating, decorating and making the house, and the country, our home.
On the first day of spring in 2008, after one blissful year of marriage, we welcomed our son Oscar Jaxon into the world. He is the love of our lives and everything we could have hoped for and dreamed of. Two treasured years later we were blessed with our little girl Mathilda Ruby. She was born on the 25th August 2010, just one week shy of Oscar's second birthday. Full of smiles and laughter, we can't wait to watch her grow.
We are now a very content little family of four, plus one cheeky golden retriever called Taylah. We live on 14 000 acres of stunning landscape and wake in the morning to the sound of sheep bleating under our window. How lucky I am to be living my dream, and so begins the story of A Country Wife.