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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fire, ribs and family

Lately, we have spent our Saturday evenings at a dam on our property.  We throw together a simple dinner of meat, bread, a basic salad and some cold beer.  It feels like a mini escape without spending any money, making any bookings or needing to change out of our farm clothes.    

It is a perfect spot to grill some home raised lamb ribs.  


The kids like to eat them cave man style, is there any other way?


The high bank is a perfect place to watch the sunset.


A few nervous sheep occasionally trot down the steep bank for a drink.   


There was a tiny flame burning on a marshmallow, shedding just enough light on a little nose before it was blown out and the whole thing was demolished.  


With nothing but the frogs and the fire to listen to we poke sticks in the fire and watch the moon and stars.  Then we head home for hot showers and an early night. 

Do you have a favourite mini escape? 

Happy Sunday friends.  I hope you are enjoying the spring sunshine.  

24 comments :

  1. Gorgeous pics Jane! We had Matt Moran's" pulled pork sliders " down in the orchard last night ! xxx

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  2. what perfection jane..and such beautiful photos..x

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  3. We love to take food out to a fire near the creek sometimes too! It makes everything better!

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    1. I agree Jo, it does make everything better!

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  4. My sort of BBQ - wonderful pics. Just waiting for some spring sunshine here Jane. Thanks for sharing ..:)

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    1. Thanks Julie, sending you some virtual spring sunshine!

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  5. It looks a perfect escape to me. Jane, I tried to say yes please to the bread recipe on your last post but my comments disappeared - or maybe multiple repeated comments will suddenly appear.

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    1. Thanks Anne, isn't it frustrating! I just tried to comment 3 times on another blog and each time my words disappeared completely. I will email you that recipe!

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  6. looks like things are still pretty dry out your way. I wish you rain.

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  7. Gorgeous post, Jane! How nice to have a place on your own property where you can have a little mini camping holiday! :)

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    1. We are lucky Celia, thank you for calling in! x

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  8. Jane that last picture is divine. Pictures like that win competitions, yes they do.

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    1. Thanks Brydie. I am still really struggling with low light/night time photography but sometimes I get a bit lucky x

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  9. my fave mini escape is to my parents' place, a 45 minute trip away - but another word completely. very relaxing.
    i was going to say 'your dam walls are very steep for the poor sheep" but realised that just shows how low your water is.

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    1. Thanks e! Yes, those walls are steep right at the moment because my husband has recently cleaned out the dam which involves cutting excess dirt/silt away from the bank. More room for more water when it finally does rain.

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  10. You have such a talent for sharing these family & farm moments with us. X

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    1. I appreciate you calling in while you are away on your adventure Lucent! x

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  11. Your mini escape sounds lovely! I've always wanted to live on a farm ever since I was a child and the more and more I think about it I get excited about the thought of one day being able to have nights like these on day. They sound wonderful :) Our mini escape is to the local beach in any kind of weather, rain, hail or shine!

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    1. Oh, if we had a local beach that would be my escape too Dani! Thanks for calling in.

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  12. Sounds perfect. Ribs, cave man style, all the way … I say!

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  13. Thanks Rachel, great to hear from you!

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane