Thursday, September 19, 2013

A pictorial catch up

There's been plenty to occupy us around these parts of late, and each activity is worthy of a blog post of its own, but because I can't be bovvered, I'm going to do the edited version :-)

IMG_4115The stars aligned and lick run day fell on the weekend for once at the prickle farm. The cows are now out in what we call our "bush country" which until recently was unfenced on the northern boundary. I'd never been out there before (no tracks) so after putting out lick and chatting to the cows, we headed out to check out the new fence and The Gorge.

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Our back boundary is The Great Dividing Range/ Burra Range.  The high point along the new fence affords a view that stretches for many many miles to the north.  I was also excited to find some little outcrops of slate like sandstone rock - GARDEN PAVING ANYONE?! Loaded into the ute with some coercion required ;-)

IMG_4203An updated shed photo...

Moving right along, this was meant to be a summary of events wasn't it!!


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We went for a little horse-play-day at a nearby friends place. Being short on horses that weren't too light on in condition, Angus had to entertain himself. Girls had a great time, despite Georgie's pony having his naughty pants on. BBQ followed. Late night. All tired!


IMG_4463Yes, time for the third edition of Dogdy Birthday Cakes for the year! Boy mumbled something about rainbow, which I interpreted into decoration (and badly done at that!).

IMG_5743He is now SEVEN. My word, how did that come about so quickly....


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We went to a wedding at the Atherton Tablelands, which involved a little bit of touristy tripping about and a lot of soaking in of the green stuff. And checking out the farming things happening, as you do. ;-)

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Wedding was in a glorious location and was just lovely, and marquee set up beautifully with all of the little touches. Loved it. Bride collected bottle after bottle and spent hours hot gluing hessian string, which turned out brilliantly!

I went with a black and white dress and black jacket ensemble as you can see. With a pop of orange. The little boy clown was an extra surprise accessory ;-)

We also took the chance to have a mini holiday, loathe to leave the green. Visited some local attractions and waterfalls.



(Lake Euramoo, a volcanic crater). Climbed a million steep steps in our water fall viewing quest. Nearly needed to take out second mortgage to eat at Lake Barrine fine dining establishment (however we were STARVING and indeed the food was good). Did not see a platypus (not surprising) but did feed several well fed ducks and a not so smart but very round eel. Climbed a few more thousand steps. (Ellinjaa Falls below, one of the ones that one can see from the bottom)

IMG_4805IMG_4887Headed home taking in The Crater, Dinner Falls and Millstream Falls on the way (more uphill downhill walking! ye gads my aching calf muscles, but at least NO STEPS) and stopping to let the kids frolic in the popular swimming/camping spot Archers Creek (near Innot Hot Springs). Not a bad way to spend some time, sitting by a running creek in the nicer temperatures of the high lands!

And then home James....Where the temperature is NOT nice, the skies hazy with dust (we home, rather than smoke) and more washing than I can poke a stick at.

Need a holiday to get over the holiday!


  1. Such a contrast of landscapes and activities! And very smart you look too :). Sounds a wonderful mix of working, relaxing, caching p, snd exploring .... I do love the photo of the bridesmaids/flowergirls on the diagonal.

  2. Your "quiet life" in the top end must be physically tough but it is always endearing. A blessed life, especially for your kids.
    Although that trip to greener pastures looker pretty damn fine too.
    You looked beautiful at the wedding, I loved that your bag matched hubby's cap! (and the cheeky curtain accessory, perfect!)
    Liv xo
    O and the updated shed pic, perfect also. Frame it. x

  3. Love your updates Sharon, I'm overdue for one too ... my laptop died last week, the quote for repair more than replacement, neither of which is in this quarter's budget. Starting to get complaints from my local blogging 'fans' ... obviously eager to know what we're up to! Never fear, life goes on ... even if you don't blog about it!
    As lovely as your break away from home looks, I know from experience, those short trips are often more draining than they are relaxing, particularly when you return to the harsh reality of what you must be facing up there at the moment.
    But in super, good news ... it's school holidays. Halle-bloody-lujah! You enjoy yours.

  4. Looks like you have been busy....I can't imagine having property that is that the updated shed photo. Kathy

  5. hoping you get some rain soon.............glad you shared some pics.........great to see "where" you are....
    I agree sometimes it is more exhausting getting away for a few days...............
    feels like it is going to be one long hot summer.................yuck.............


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