Sunday, July 16, 2017


As I sit here at my computer with one day left of the July school holidays I can hardly believe where the time has gone.  But, when I look back through the photos on my camera I realise we have actually crammed a lot into the last two weeks, including hosting Fire and Flour Day

We have cooked sourdough pizzas in our wood oven and washed them down with ginger beer for the youngsters and a hearty bottle of stout for the grownups.

There has been frost on the broccoli, but it hasn’t been as heavy this year as we have seen it in the past.

My pear trees are now bare but their spindly branches still look pretty in the afternoon light.

The Shady Farmer has done many hours of work in his light plane; I love the peaceful early morning atmosphere at our airstrip.  No queues or security in site.

George has had time to create many things with his hands, including this wire toast cooker for the campfire.  All great engineering has to start somewhere I say.

The sheep dogs have been keeping a watchful eye on everything as we drive around checking tanks, troughs and stock.

The leafy Asian greens are growing happily in the vegetable garden, providing something fresh to pick whenever a stir fry is on the menu.

There has been sheep, mustering, shearing and plenty of beautiful wool. 

There has been winter sunshine, hearty meals, fires, errands in town, early mornings,cooking, photo shoots, driving, tidying, gardening, planning and talking. I am just not quite sure how we are going to fit school back into our schedule but I am sure I say that every holidays. 

Happy Sunday friends, I hope you schedule is full of good things today x


  1. That wire frame probably works a treat. I give a wire coathanger to Girl Guides on their camping trips and the engineering is always a bit wonky from the first timers, but the old hands create a perfect tool - and they're so proud to be cooking toast that doesn't fall in the fire.

    1. Nobody likes to see their toast in the fire do they! Thank you Kate.

  2. I can't believe it's time to get back to it already! I love George's wire toaster... embrace that engineering spirit xx

  3. Oh I love these doughs... I can imagine the smell!

  4. Love the tranquil plane photo and the sun catching the wool. Do you ever go up in the plane and take photos?
    Don't know if it's just me, but when I hover over your photos a pop-up appears.

    1. Thank you Anne. My husband's plane is a two-seater and the thought of both of us being in the air while our children are on the ground is just too much for me! One day I will fly with him but at the moment, no.

      I am working on getting rid of that photobucket thing...where do these things come from I wonder?

  5. Beautiful as always Jane.
    We've had an extra week of school holidays and I must say it's going to be extra tough to get back to rushing around next week.
    I never know how we can possibly fit it all in either.
    I hope you guys have a great term three. x

    1. Thank you Kate. From one Blogger user to another...any ideas on how to get rid of that weird Photobucket pop up on my photos? x

  6. This is the life! Oh I can't wait to get started :-D


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