I'm back - from Sunny Queensland!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Out here in the country everyone goes away in January for their annual getaway. It's a quiet time on the farms, so it's easy to slip away for a couple of weeks. Dave's work also shuts down for this time, so we decided to take the opportunity to head back to Qld where both sets of our parents are. We sure had a busy time! We spent a fun day at the Buderim ginger factory (although it sure was HOT & Humid!!!)
We spent the first 5 days at the Sunshine Coast - right on the beach - I was able to get my beach fix - sand, sunscreen, surf & sunburn (would you believe I didn't take any photos that whole time?!)!!! After that we went up to beautiful Gympie & then down to Brissy where we caught up with lots of people- we sure had a great time!!
This is at Gympie -it sure is beautiful there - & green!
The kids went exploring in the trees with their friends!


So what will this year hold for us? Well I wish I knew - we plan on planting 100 odd acres this year & under sowing with clover or another pasture, so then we can purchase more animals - our aim is to finally make our farm into a viable business instead of just hobby! I hope to loose weight (well this is a new years resolution I've made each year since I can remember - even when I was at my skinniest!). We want to get the cabin done, so it's easy for guests who aren't used to having lots of little kids underfoot to fell more comfortable on their holidays here!

Sel, when you pose for a photo like this - you're just asking for it to go on the blog!!!
We're trying to find her a husband - any takers!!!!(JUST JOKING!!!)


Soon a neighbour is dropping off another lamb for me - it seems I now get given all our neighbour's potty lambs to take care of (not that I mind as I still have one on the bottle, so feeding 2 takes only a little more work!!) As for the weather - it's boiling here!!! (it must be 40 degrees Celsius) It's rare that it's hot in our house because it is well insulated, but today it's so hot I've even turned on the air conditioning (which I rarely use)! At least this afternoon is another swim club training session, so we can all get a cool down at the pool!!
We arrived home to find these:
Yes, Gingy had her kittens - apparently she had 6, but she has only 2 left, although I'm not really surprised as she is a terrible mother - she forgets where she leaves them & leaves them for hours on end. They sure are cute - anyone want a pet??? (Yes, I know I said I would destroy any, but they're just too cute for that!!!- Dave & I are both just softies!)



I hope you all had a great Christmas & New Year. I look forward to catching up on your lives over the next few days (well it would probably take weeks, but I'll try!!)

15 comments:

The Miles Family said...

I'm so glad you're back!
Looks like everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Mummy McTavish said...

I find if I am seeking the "holiday feeling" I usually forget to do photos.

Looks like you had a great time! Welcome back.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

YEAH! YOU'RE BACK! We missed you. Looks like tons of fun. How many people can say they get to do all the fun stuff you are on your farm. Babies babies everywhere babies!

BoufMom9 said...

Welcome back! I have missed you!
Looks like a wonderful holiday with family and adorable kitties!!!!

Peta G said...

Good to see you back...hope you had a great christmas and new year.

Aunty Sel said...

Great post Narn, what a beauty I am!!!! Don't worry, people still say I look like you!!! Mmmm...I feel like more ginger ice-cream from the ginger factory....
Have fun on the farm,
luv
sel

Sandra said...

So glad you had a good holiday. I bet your families were pleased to catch up with you. Holidays are good. Your life on the farm looks pretty good too.

Heather said...

I missed you too! Glad you're back.

Gingy's kitties are adorable. I would gladly take one, except my husband would have a fit. He says Pumpkin is more than enough.

Brandi said...

Glad you are back! And glad you had a good time. I Love Love Love the pic of the kids running in the field. And can I say AWWWWWWW kitties!

Kath said...

Welcome back to bloggyland! I'll take a kitty if you cant find a home for it!! LOL

Deanna said...

Glad you are back Renata!! I took a break too....

those kittens are adorable! I'd take one, but we just got another guinea pig.... :)

Christy Walsh said...

Hey Renata! Can't believe you're blogging again...I'm still recovering from Hols! Glad you got your beach fix in! I've been doing swim lessons with the girls each morning - the last 2 days were 40 degrees...aghh! Glad there's only one day left. I'll have to get my holiday pics up by next week! love to you and the ever-extending family of kids and pets xoxoxo

Kate said...

so great seeing you guys while you were here!! miss you lots already and Cassidy especially wants to know where Ellie "went" :) xo

Duckygirl said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I'm going to try real hard not to be envious of your warm weather as it's -15 or so her today...oh man, it's not working!

-Laura

Saminda said...

Hey Renata!! Welcome back!! I've missed you over the Christmas season. So glad to hear you're doing well, and that you and Dave and the kids have enjoyed some family time. How funny to think that you were just in Gympie- only an hour south of us! Hmmmm... we will have to get together one of these days......

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