Monday, December 5, 2011

Catching my breath

Home again after a trip of almost 1800km in a couple of days. We arrived home Saturday afternoon and I have now caught up on things around the farm including moving ewes ready for lambing and now it is time to catch my breath. Though I still haven't had much of a chance to get out into the yard and garden to do too much. Although the trip was long and tiring, it was good to see some other parts of the state. We left behind wet, windy weather and our very green valley and headed south west. Our region doesn't grow the same broad acre crops so it was interesting to see the gorgeous colour of the crops almost ready to be headed.

Tim did the bulk of the driving and I got to be navigator and crocheter for the trip. I worked on some gifts for Grace and Hope because they stayed behind and it is all very top secret.

We must look like the most unlikely characters when travelling. No cafes or fast foods stops, just the old air pot which works like a charm and my favourite retro picnic basket. There are so many pretty road side rest areas around.

The boys also like to do a bit of exploring and treasure hunting during our breaks.

The late lambing ewes are fit to burst right now and there should be a few babies to blog about soon. Our male turkey has even decided to get in on the act and is sitting on eggs. I thought he was feeling unwell but he seems fine just doing his bit for gender equality.



joolzmac said...

Wow, that is a blast from the past - the old air pot! We had one exactly the same! It brings back memories of hot cuppas along the way to where we were heading...


Kim said...

Glad you are back. My favourite pic is your turkey at the top of your blog. I can't wait to see a post on baby turkeys!

Lisa said...

I never heard of an air pot; or, a turkey who sits on eggs! :)

Isabella said...

Love your air pot my friends tried very hard to throw mine out while we moved house fortunatley I still have have it soo much better than all the other new ones we have tried . LOL