Saturday, November 5, 2011


I have discovered Pinterest. I'm hooked but the exciting thing is that I've actually made something I've pinned and now I'm sharing (so of course I can then pin what I've made!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Farmstay - Belar Homestead

After spending Christmas at my new house (5 1/2 months already) with my mum, dad and the Termites, we went back out west to spend some time there. My big sister and her husband have a property and have done up the old homestead as a Pay and Stay. She offered it to us for Boxing Day to New Year's. I so enjoyed staying here for a week. I'm not biased at all really. It was good to have as much space here at the Homestead as I would at my own home (well lots more land). Go here for more info on Belar Homestead or just put in a google search. To access the official website go here. Here's some pictures I took:

Western Plains Zoo

We hadn't planned on going to the zoo on our trip home but we did. It was quite a good day until about 2pm when the heat got to us a bit and we decided to go home. We had seen most of the animals we wanted to. I won't post any animal pictures since we've all seen those but what we did get to do was hire the cart and go around the zoo that way. Now that I've done that I wouldn't do it in my own car ever again. Worth every cent of the hire fee!
OK, changed my mind! I like these two photos of the Termites so I'll include them.


It's stinking hot and we're not game to go outside until after 6pm but I'm just sick of the kids sitting in front of the TV watching DVD's. I decide to take them to Coolbaggie Creek and go yabbying. My dad used to take us kids there when I was younger. We braved the heat and off we went. I took my nephew too.

Termite 2 absolutely had a ball yabbying. No sooner did we check one net then he was over to the next one. He wouldn't actually try and get the yabbies out of the net but he did carry the bucket of yabbies back to the car. We took them back to the farm and emptied them into Uncle Robbie's dam (yeh, the one we swim in... go figure).
There was a little island the Termites (and nephew) wanted to go to but I made them wait until it was a little more shaded. I sent my nephew over to see how deep it was (up to his knees). Termite 1 had the idea of taking his shorts off so he could get across. The other Termites copied the idea.

This concrete wall is rather steep. I didn't get any pictures of the Termites standing up on it to try and climb (silly AA battery digital camera mucking up). I will have to find the photos of me on it one day and make a comparison.

A Hat Maketh the Country Kid

What else can I say but these Termites look as though they belong in the country on the farm!

Swimming the Country Way

The weather here has been HOT! My sister has a swimming pool but with her kids now grown there's no reason to keep it clean. So where does one go to cool off? To the dam...

My BIL has put small pebbles the dam so we don't have to squelch through the mud. And trust me, that squelching is one reason to stay OUT of the water. Don't you just love Termite 3's "geronimo" jump?

Country Sunrise

Being home is great and having space is just divine. One thing I miss is seeing the sunrise. Living on the South Coast we miss that unless we watch the sun rise over the ocean. Being in the country we don't miss a thing. Take a look at these wondeful photos: