We have just returned from a lovely few days at a farm stay a couple of hours north of here. Fantastic weather, great location, lots of cute animals to feed and pat, and only 20 minutes from the beach as well, and a lot of other touristy type attractions. So I’m going to share lots of photos!! I’ve made them into mosaics to make it a bit easier!
The animals were fed at 4pm every day, which mostly clashed with the end of Connor’s nap time, but we went along for the fun every day, for as much of it as we could.
Each cabin has its own chook pen (see the chook fort in the first mosaic above) – we had 6 chooks and a rooster (who made his presence known, loudly and often, and also had many crowing competitions with his neighbour roosters from the other cabins). How fabulous to feed the chooks every day and collect the eggs (we probably checked the coop about 5 times a day). Not to mention poached eggs for breakfast. We had enough eggs to bring home so we could continue the farm holiday feeling for one more day!
The koalas were not from the farm, but from a tourist venue we went to on the way home – you could get right up near them and pat their backs – so soft! The koala on the left has a baby – you can just see him/her snuggling under mumma’s ear. It was a fun place for Connor – more baby farm animals to feed, plus kangaroos and wallabies, native birds and reptiles and even ostriches and camels.
We had such a lovely time away – it was so peaceful (apart from the rooster!) – our verandah got the afternoon sun and we spent hours out there having cups of tea/alcoholic beverages and knitting (well, not husby!). And the stars! I forget how bright the stars are when you leave the city lights behind. We went out for dinner one night (early) and even Connor commented on the stars when we got home. He’s probably never seen them before!