Over the weekend we took the new truck camping. Monte wanted to pick up his peteroid motor thing that will be our new backup generator. We drove up north and camped in Sprent. The forest was very pretty, although it was terribly windy (and cold, and wet) and the trees croaked and groaned all night. […]

Swimming and Stuff

Today was quite warm – hot even! With temperatures reaching 30 degrees, we all went to the local pool and had a lovely swim! We’re thinking about getting a season pass, so we can go whenever we want to. Georgia had a fabulous time and is a natural in the water. She “swam” at least […]

Why Fangorn???

Why Fangorn? Without going into too much detail, our property consists of several – 6-7 – acres of forest. The forest is noisy and it seems to be alive! We hike in there and are reminded of the ents in Lord of the Rings. We keep expecting Treebeard to appear and lead the way! So, […]

Bonnydoon renamed to Fangorn Farm

The name change came about this evening during a BBQ dinner outside, looking at our forests. We are Lord of the Rings fans and we talk about it a lot so because of our forests, we thought this name works well. Plus, it has the advantage of alliteration, which all good names have, of course! […]

More Animals at Bonnydoon – now Fangorn Farm

  We now have four more girls – two light sussexes and two rhode island reds. The white ones are called Lily and the red ones are called Rose. Georgia named them because of their colours. Dickie should be prancing around more but Henny Penny has the upper hand. We’ve actually taken her out of […]

Win some, Lose some!

Early Saturday morning I heard a commotion by our door, so I checked outside by the chook ‘house’ to find something rustling around with the chickens’ laying box paper. A little black thing ran away, and I was sure it had taken a chook. In the morning, the headless chook lay helplessly by its laying […]


As MG stokes the fire (yes, in February) I sit listening to Lucy whine at the door and Matty playing in the playbus. It is cold but beautiful and I am happy, although I am waiting for the kids’ room to be ready. I am grateful for the genny so we can make our lattes […]

Animal Farm

Feeling happy!   Me and MG at Dover beach on Aussie Day. I now know where Georgia gets her gorgeous hair from! “look at mummy! doesn’t she look funny” (ha ha) – lovely kiddies giggling Bonnydoon – serene despite ol’ Genny* running on Jerry’s* good juice. We have names for everything now. This is how […]