Sunday, 30 September 2018

Day out in country Imbil

We took Vic and Susan with us to nearby Lake Borumbah one Sunday noon.

Nick and I love to take the boat out and Jaffa proudly acts like Leonardo DiCaprio (luckily no Titanic for us!)



As we went through Imbil, we met up with Frank and Suzie at their daughter Penelope’s new cafe at the Imbil Bowling and Tennis Club). What a lovely meal overlooking the creek — thank you Frank (see how he’s smiling! ;<) Oh, our Canadian tree planting helper Brandon was especially funny after many wines… LOL!


Sunday, 23 September 2018

Everything is better shared with friends

We so enjoy taking a break and hanging out with Susan and Vic at their place in Black Mountain — the dogs LOVE it!



Vic is quite the mus’o and here she has mastered the bouzouki that I’d built when in Athens last. What a night!



Nick still gets back to Sydney regularly — here with best Mate and childhood friend Craig White.


Sunday, 16 September 2018

Gorgeous time of year

While the Sunshine Coast is usually fine — this time of year is great for early morning sunrises in pink/orange.



Bird life is rampant (these two pin headed dove were courting above the spring).



While Nick and I are always mesmerised with our lovely place… here Bobbette the Kookaburra is watching over our bee hive with Nick nearby.


And, as always, we enjoy the FAV each day — this near sunset when the colours have faded and light is mild.


Saturday, 15 September 2018

Canyon creek trek

We took a trek to the canyon floor and followed the creek East.


So many great trees with such character and constantly changing. Conner knows how to work his tongue — and Hannah is very pleased!


These massive fig trees are so majestic with their fanned roots. Lovely!


After a big hike, we always take time to rest and enjoy the views.


Oh, and later we enjoyed MORE pumpkin sopaipillas!



Friday, 14 September 2018

Queens of Country

Vic and Susan have really gotten into the country lifestyle… hats, boots, and jean shorts (okay — just Vic in shorts… so far!) Nick enjoyed her hat — for a second.


Thought I’d surprise Vic and arrive for dinner in her “style” — always a great time to be had!


A place to enjoy

We’ve always loved our FAV view near the front gate — now we can sit, relax, and enjoy it (thanks Danny!)


We enjoyed the bench at Frank’s Lookout so much — we installed one at the FAV too — such a great place to enjoy the area.


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Fencing and fun

After several days of clearing and a few days of fencing — Daniel celebrates the hardest part is done! Near 45% slope and barbwire were… an interesting test of determination!


Jaffa is surveying the over 1 kilometre of fence we installed in about a week — clearing path, setting posts, stringing wire, building gates… Sometimes I wish I were a dog!


Daniel and Valentina (from Chile) were always keen to share their pumpkin sopaipillas and happy to cuddle too.



Here we’ve gone to Tinbeerwah Lookout to enjoy the stellar view — always changing and greatly enjoyed!


Susan and Vic invited us around for dinner and we were treated to a fantastic piano concert by Vic.


Sunday, 2 September 2018

Chicken and fences

Our chicken feeder has been keeping the flock entertained and well fed — here Jorge watches over his girls.


Can you believe that this 20 degree slope is no the steepest section we’ll fence? Quite the challenge!


Yet after a few days of great effort — its done!