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Rylstone, Farm and family

From farm to Chaos (oops Canberra )

sunny 21 °C


The last few days at the farm have been fun as well as lay back. Sonia was able to grab a couple of days off so we headed into Mudgee to have lunch with Bruce at a lovely cafe then we headed off to a couple of wineries (minus Bruce who had to work ) A lovely warm afternoon as we sipped the delights of the area. Very quiet as the Melbourne Cup was on. Not deterred we pushed on to the distillery which was closed. A stop back in Mudgee for a delightful mixed berry drink then home.
The nights have been very cool but the days have been very nice ( except the day we tagged the cattle ) with beautiful sunsets across the paddocks. A bit of spotlighting saw a few startled rabbits and I was surprised at the amount of kangaroos and wallabies that scurried all across the land after dark.
The next day saw Sonia head back to the grind so Celeste and I headed into Rylstone for yum cha at number 29. Delicious. We headed back to the distillery and sampled some very fine products. Gin, Myrtle and a butterscotch schnapps. Oh yeah it's a ripper that butterscotch schnapps.
On the way home we hit a roadblock of sheep on the Tongbong road which we slowly picked our way through.
Dinner made on our last night with Sonia and Bruce. And we settled in for a chat and a bit of sofa dozing (from me )
Good byes until next time and we headed off to Canberra which was approx 5 hours. We travelled via Oberon and Goulburn which was a great drive with variety of scenery from woods to grassland to hills. After arriving in Canberra we headed off to the War memorial which was excellent and a search of the memorial wall to find Hugh's name on the roll. It's been a long time since we have been here so a couple of days should give us time to look around.
Anne, Jonny, Heath and Sally Anne are in Canberra and we will catch up with them for a chat and meal which is something we are looking forward to.
Thats it for today

Posted by pjandc 00:05 Archived in Australia

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It is wonderful that we can have a farm holiday and experience the unique lifestyle for a few days at a time. I hope you have a lovely time in Canberra.

by Katrina

While we miss not having all our family living closer, it is a great excuse to travel and see life from a different perspective.

by Celeste

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