Winter weekends with rain falling on the farmhouse roof and the fire roaring are definitely my favourite. Mainly because my hyperactive can’t-sit-still-for-five-minutes husband may be forced to actually relax and do very little if it’s raining outside. Maybe. Unfortunately, cattle still have to be moved and fed, rain gauges emptied at different properties and messy sheds organised. Okay so the messy shed probably could have waited, but not if your name is Mr I-Get-A-Twitch-At-The-Sight-Of-Unorganised-Chaos.
This weekend in between showers of steady rain the sun peeked its head out, funny old weather. We shifted steers in the mud off their lush lucerne, we restocked the pine cone box by the front door, we butchered a few lambs we killed last week, we watched some newly sown oats pop up. Then we collapsed in front of the fire with a glass of red and a snoring little black dog as company. Slow and simple weekends, with only a few thousand head of cattle needing you, are most definitely my favourite.
Beautiful photos of my kind of “perfect” week-end! Our winter seems to have taken a break….almost swimming weather here….
Jane @ Shady Baker says
Hi Emma, I have just managed to follow you again since you moved to WordPress…nice to be back and following your adventures once again. I adore the first photo taken from your verandah. Just beautiful.
Hi Jane! Nice to ‘see’ you here again. I do love our verandas 🙂
Wow that is such a pretty area. That fire and wine situation looks toasty and warm and I am loving that green grass. Where I grew up the cold of winter meant brown from the frosts except for any crops that were in.
I have to say that sometimes I am that ‘can’t sit still person’ but I do love cooler wet days for sitting and relaxing. I guess because in my head there is nothing much to do in that weather. Mr Sparky is definitely a ‘can’t sit still’ person and hates having nothing to do because why would you want to relax?
Hope you enjoyed that winter weekend.
Jo @ Countrylifeexperiment says
I think being a ‘can’t sit still for a minute’ guy is a prerequisite for a farmer. I love cold wet weekends for the same reason. I can finally get my farmer boy to relax for a little while!
so far from cold and wet here….such a pretty part of the country where you are.
Loving the old shed, very interesting – was it stables in a former life or gates added after the fact?
And quite a full look raingauge mr twitchy is emptying.
Looks like quite the perfect weekend !
Yes I believe they used to be stables once upon a time, now they’re used for storage, random bits of timber and what-not (it’s not at our house at Carlton, over on the main farm which neighbours us).
I am married to a ‘can’t sit still’ guy too. They can always find a job in the shed on wet days. Wish we were having wet and cold days here. Yesterday we were in t shirts and shorts. I love lighting the fire! Gorgeous place where you are now 🙂