Saturday, December 24, 2016

The week before Christmas

The week leading up to Christmas has been a busy one.

I have been up early every morning when the light is so soft and pretty that I literally scramble to catch it with my camera.

The last load of feral goats for the year have been mustered and trucked out.

The working dogs played an important role capturing the goats in this muster.  They worked all day in the dust with no complaints, just the occasional the splash in the trough.

In the garden I am picking zucchinis, cucumbers, lettuce and capsicums. 

I believe the first tomato for the season needs a little bit of fanfare.  I scoffed this beauty sliced on sourdough with soft goat cheese, basil and honey roasted figs.   It felt like a true celebration of my summer garden, right there on the chopping board.

Why make a normal gingerbread house when you could make a gingerbread chook house?  In true Australian style there is even a pesky (lolly) snake hiding in the straw.

Merry Christmas friends. May it be calm and peaceful. x


  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jane, thank you for all the beautiful photos through the year.

  2. That light is beautiful. We've been blessed with coastal evening light - a salty haze softening everything and making it pale and golden. No photos though. It's been a busy week. A merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. I love the gingerbread chook house! Merry Christmas to you all Jane. Stay cool xxx

  4. I love the gingerbread chook house! Merry Christmas to you all Jane. Stay cool xxx

  5. Gosh look at the horns on those goats!!
    Gorgeous photos, you do have to be up early to catch such soft light in summer, but it's usually worth it :-)

    I hope you have a wonderful day with your family Jane, and in case I don't pop in again - Happy New Year too! I hope 2017 is everything you want & more, and is filled with peace, joy and prosperity. (And more gorgeous blog posts!)

    Sarah xx

  6. Gosh, those tomato sourdough toasts look de-licious, and I love your little chook-house :-) I hope you have a fabulous Christmas, Jane, and find plenty of time to relax and enjoy the fruits of all your labours. Sam xx


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