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! […]

Georgia starts school!!!

a grown up Georgia in her school uniform Right, so, my firstborn Georgia Rebecca May has grown up and wears a school uniform and goes to school and learns stuff… I can deal with this! It’s only two days a week. It’s only for a few hours. It’s nice to have some time just with […]

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 […]

Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday Monte and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. Here’s us when we were married – aged just 21 and 22! We celebrated with a scenic drive followed by a family picnic at Margate playground aka Du Pont Bicentennial Park, where we ‘fed’ (under duress) ducks that made Matty cry; watched boats on the water; […]

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 […]

Georgia wins Pet Parade at Middleton Fair

On Saturday we went to the Middleton Country Fair. It was a superb day! We saw animals, visited lots of stalls of homemade crafts and produce and Georgia took Lucy in the pet parade and they won! Georgia won a scarecrow badge and some lollies because she had the cutest pet – and quite possibly […]