We spent some lovely, relaxing days in January in the country around Wide Bay. We are lucky to have friends with a house surrounded by cane fields.
and the children just love having the space to run around.
They pass their time playing with trucks in mud!
or playing in the tree house,
and putting on magic shows! All the stuff that childhoods should be made of!!
My Little Lady loves nothing more than to be pushed on the swing under a mango tree and what a nice way to spend a late afternoon, once the sun has done down a little!
There is plenty of time for me to get out my sewing box and add more suffolk puffs to my quilt as well as joining in with all the fun and games on the verandah.
My Little Lady’s quilt is really starting to grow and look more like a quilt now.
Everything stops for morning and afternoon tea on the verandah!
Then I start sewing again surrounded by the noise of the chooks and the rooster crowing whenever he feels like it, it’s not just first thing in the morning you know!
Occasionally, there is a terrific bang on the roof and that is a mango dropping from tree. It does tend to give you a shock in the middle of the night!
There are so many mangoes to collect, some start to rot before they are collected.
Everyone loves mango, the chickens love them…
the Jersey calves love them… (that’s obviously how you make mango smoothie!!)
the pig next door loves them…
There is plenty for everyone to have their fair share!
We have even being enjoying some homemade Sweet Mango chutney with curries since we have returned from our galavanting around.
It’s always hard to say goodbye when we had so much fun and it was especially hard saying goodbye to this adorable Jersey Cow, who could resist those eyes!!
Until next time.