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Friday, April 10, 2015

Easter, fires and an old tin hut

When our Easter break coincides with school holidays it is a wonderful thing.  It means we can relax and enjoy Easter, happy in the knowledge that we still have two glorious weeks ahead of us, free of the usual school routine and commitments.

Over Easter we shared plenty of good meals, good company and the odd drink around our wood oven and fire.


The fragrant flavour base for a camp oven lamb roast on Easter Saturday included layers of onion, lemon, garlic, thyme, rosemary and sage.



On Easter Sunday we drove to a property that is fairly new to our family business to check the water tanks and sheep.  This expedition involved a few Easter eggs, a packed lunch and some photos of course.   As we drove towards this swamp I felt instantly grateful to live in such a beautiful part of the world.  A little slice of private, watery paradise in the middle of nowhere.


A rough, tin hut abandoned long ago.  


On the inside all that remains are some shelves and this little collection.  There would be so many stories here, if only the walls could talk.


A small boy standing on the edges of an enormous house tank (dam) looking for yabbies or adventures or both. 


Are you enjoying a warm fire, some interesting scenery or a little extra time to get things done?  

I hope so. Happy Friday friends. 

19 comments :

  1. Beautiful photos Jane, especially the one with your beautiful wood oven in the background.
    It's cool here today and overcast, but not cool enough yet to enjoy a fire at night inside, although if we had a camp fire outside in the evening I'm sure it would be cold enough, especially with the wind we've got here at the moment :-)
    Glad you had a good Easter break, enjoy the rest of the school holidays
    Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, always lovely to hear from you x

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  2. A small boy in a very smart and well looked after hat! I think it must be a universal thing that any abandoned farm building has a shelf (or a hole in the wall) holding mysterious bottles, jars or tins.
    It looks as though life is good in your part of the world Jane. Spring is bursting into life here and though it's getting warmer in the daytime, we still need a fire inside in the evenings.
    Have a good weekend.

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  3. Great photos, as always, Jane. I hope you enjoyed your break.

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  4. What a lovely way to spend your Easter time Jane. That lamb roast must have been delicious and I love the black swans. Here we have been lighting the fire at night and today in fact I have kept it going as it is dull, chilly and drizzly, so I have the washing hanging all around it! I would really love one of those clothes racks like my Mum used to have that you wind up and down above the fireplace.

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    1. I hope you are getting some good washing/drying weather Jane! x

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  5. The weather had been co-operating too which would have made firing up your wood oven all the more enjoyable.
    Lovely photos Jane.
    x

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    1. Thanks Zara...now it is warm again, crazy weather!

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    1. This hut is a renovators delight, perfect for anyone wanting to get away from it all! x

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    2. I hope they keep a nod to its pioneer past :)

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  7. Love the hut and it's little collection. And ohmygoodness, just thinking about that lamb is making me very, very hungry! x

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  8. I often wish some of these old walls could talk. What tales would they tell? What stories have been sewn into the beams?
    Hope the second week of the holidays is just as enjoyable for you and all your people Jane.

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    1. Thanks Brydie, yes those old beams! x

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  9. it looks like you had a wonderful easter.
    I now want to upgrade my wooden chopping board collection.

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    1. It is funny you should mention that e...I want more chopping boards too, although as you can see I probably don't need them :)

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