Mount Barker is a place I have been visiting for 40 years. A place where my Grandfather farmed and generations before and after him still farm the land. It feels like home.
When you mention Mt Barker to Perth folk they usually say that is where the chickens live! Sorry to disappoint but you will not find free range chickens roaming the street or popping into the pub like the TV ad.
However if you are looking for an authentic country stay with spectacular scenery and delicious wine, then this is the place for you.Read More »
Welcome to ten on ten! On the 10th of each month I share 10 photos from our family life.
School holidays have hit Western Australia and I decided to pack the kids up and head to the country. Poor Dixie was left in Perth working hard while we got our country fix.
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Follow me, it’s just down here.Read More »
After watching a documentary on the ABC called War on Waste it made me think about how we live our lives. How we have become a throw away society. My family needs to change its behaviours so we can protect our environment for my children and future generations.Read More »
I channeled my inner cowgirl and headed off for a weekend of red dirt and rodeo watching!
Mullewa is usually a quiet town located 450 kilometres north of Perth. However when the annual Muster and Rodeo is on it attracts thousands of people to the town. Many of the contestants are from interstate and there were even a number of overseas competitors. All putting their skills to the test to win some prize money by competing in various events over the weekend.Read More »
A blank page in the diary for the weekend was staring at me! Do we stay home and get some chores done or go camping? Before you know it we were getting ready to spend a night in the bush.
“One night pack light” says Dixie. Is that even possible when you have children? I tried my best to just take the essential items.Read More »
People often tell me that they are envious of our adventures. We try and get away every six weeks and they are usually short camping trips. I decided to put the call out to all my friends and let them know that we were camping at Lake Brockman. Any one was welcome to join us and to my surprise we had 11 families take up the offer. It was a wonderful getaway for everyone and most of all I loved seeing the children enjoying nature.Read More »