Hello! Welcome to our little paddock of cyberspace!
We are the Fealy Family (aussies!) and this is where we like to record all the goings on of our little family. This blog was originally started to share with our family and friends the experience of preparing for, and then undertaking our road trip around Australia which commenced in June 2013, after packing up and farewelling the last 13 years of our life in Brisbane!
We made it twelve weeks into our trip before we were offered the amazing opportunity to become farmers in Far North Queensland. After some serious soul searching, we dragged ourselves off the beach in Cape Leveque, Western Australia and pointed Peter Prado and Karen Camper back towards the east! That is where we are now, living in a little country town called Mareeba and managing ‘Blue Sky Produce’ a 153 acre Mango, Avocado, Passionfruit and Lime Orchard, with an onsite grading and packing shed. I know, Holy Moly! A massive change!
So, a little bit about us;
Matt – Dad, was the manager of Flight Centre’s 24 Emergency Call Centre (aka Travel Agent) before donning the farmer hat! He writes the occasional blog post, but is more often responsible for lots of the photos you will see here. Matt is a self-confessed ‘Mac Nerd’ and live music junkie!
Jess – Mum, Chartered Accountant by trade, currently taking some time out to be a Farmer’s Wife while baking Fealy Bub No 4! I am the one who does most of the rambling on here as I love to write and spend far too much time in the world of social media! I am a planner (yes I’m bossy!), I love photos and all types of books, cold weather, cosy fires and the rain!
Jack – 8 yrs old, Mr ‘Responsible’
Toby – 6 yrs old, Mr ‘Make Love not War’
Lexi – 4 yrs old, Miss ‘I Rule the Roost’
Bub No 4 – Due to launch into our lives on about the 27th of April, 2014. Mr or Miss ‘I kick mum in the ribs’
Now this blog is all about, making memories of us!
We are passionate about farming and the future of the Australian Agricultural industry and would love to become ‘ag-vocates’ and connect with other like minded people. We love to camp and travel. We are trying to live life to the full and instil a love of the simple things and the beauty of the countryside in our kids. Lastly, we are trying to remind ourselves of the things that are most important in life – Family (which includes friends), Working Hard and Playing Hard!
Feel free to follow along on our journey if you’d like to!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined!”
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