Little farm adventures

view from the living room

We have spent the last few days on a beautiful farm in rural NSW.

chainsawing a log

I learned some basic chainsaw.

demonstrating what not to do

We all had a go at chopping wood.

roast lamb, crackling

There was very fresh roast lamb with chewy, salty crackling.

alpacas and sheep

We tracked a small herd through a paddock...

peeing paca

...much to their chagrin.

boop!

The miniature donkey was friendly, though. I got a boop!

enough boop

Okay, go away now please.

lopsided fire

We built a bonfire as the sun set.

scrumpy cider

Enjoyed scrumpy cider at Sully's Cider House. They do rhubarb & ginger beer, blackberry wine, and walnut wine too. So good.

quad bike in the paddock

We went for a quad bike ride out in the paddock.

heifers are cows who are pregnant for the first time

Visited the cows.

steers are neutered male cows

And the steers.

chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Roasted chestnuts on an open fire.

dog chewing stick

While enjoying the company of dog.

dog with blanket

Who seems to like his blanket. :D Yay!

We're back in Sydney now, chilling out before dinner. It's great to have stable internet back, though I didn't miss it at all with all those things to see and do. I did, however, miss being able to look up plants.

The weekend gave me many seeds for dreaming. What kind of 'farm' we would want for ourselves, what we would do with it, and how we might live one day. It's still a long road before we get there, but it's nice to have an idea of where we might go. I think the real teller would be at the height of summer. Can we stand working in the blistering heat? Could we still love a land that's barren and dry? I think if we could, we'd know it's for us.