With my girls away for easter, it left just Hubby, my son Mitch, Rosie(woof woof) and me to celebrate at the farm. Yes, we have a farm. However with the wet, wet conditions in our part of the world recently it was pretty much a low key affair spent down on the river flat. I was hoping to set up in the hills where we have the most amazing view across the valley however our four wheel drive kept getting bogged in paddock number one, so we had to turn back.
In the shed my son put two level steel stands together, threw a thin wooden plank over them, covered that with a grey tarp and hey presto there was our table. I did have to ask him to turn over the plank so that the cow manure stuck on there was underneath not on top. Jeepers.
As you can guess we didn't bring out the royal doulton on this occasion.
For our spread I made honey soy chicken wings, marinated pork spare ribs, coleslaw and potato salad. Very basic, but very tasty. The view was still beautiful and the food always tastes better in the open air. After lunch Hubby and Mitch took off on the quad to carry out some work. It wasn't anything too demanding thank goodness, after all it was easter. They are country fellas and there is always something to do no matter what day it is.
With the ground being so sloshy I decided to pack up and take a little walk before I headed off across the neighbours paddock and up to where our car was parked near the road. Mitch came to get me with the landcruiser when I arrived because there was no way I would make it in the car. Here are a few photos of my walkabout down on the farm. Someday I will post photos from the top of our property, but not today. It is amazing and we feel truly blessed to have such a spot. In the meantime........
This is our river and as you can see we have no crossing. This will be our access one day, hopefully this year. It's one of Hubby's projects and I think it is becoming a priority so definitely this year. Cross fingers.
The excavator has been invaluable in clearing the place, knocking out unwanted trees and carving tracks. However judging by this growing greenery, I suspect it hasn't been used for a while.
Did I mention it was muddy?
A view from the shed to the top of our place.
Looks like there is lots of fencing still to be done.
I almost walked straight into this spider and his web.
Tank and silo.
As I was clearing away the table I couldn't help but notice my sillouette on the ground. My what long legs I have.
Temporarily our access is through the neighbours place. This is the path I need to take to get back onto the road.
Hope you all had a peaceful and happy easter.