|Posted on 27 January, 2019 at 6:05||comments (1)|
Larry and I love all creatures great and small, and if we had more land we would fill it with rescued animals of all kinds. But as it is we have just 2.5 acres, which is barely enough for our 4 wonderful sheep and there's not much room for anything else. Except maybe chickens. I've lived most of my life not even thinking about chickens - in terms of keeping them t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 21 June, 2018 at 8:35||comments (2)|
There weren't any on our land when we bought it. It had been meticulously sprayed with a cocktail of herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers that banished everything but pasture grass for the sheep that were grazing on it, and I have to say it looked great.
Never...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 5 May, 2018 at 5:50||comments (0)|
It's now more than two months since we said our tearful farewells to Nellie, our faithful, wonderful, tawny Abyssinian cat who for more than 18 years slept every night in my arms. She loved us as much as we loved her, and parting with her has left a gaping hole in our lives.
I hope she can't hear me saying this, but Nellie was more...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 6 February, 2018 at 0:40||comments (0)|
View from Mount Bishop
We really don't get it. The tourism literature that guests rely on when planning their holiday downunder seems to down-play this corner of Australia. Yet, time and again guests say that their visit to 'Prom Country' has been an unexpected highlight of their journey and they wonder why they didn't plan to stay longer...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 18 December, 2017 at 21:35||comments (0)|
Garden view from our kitchen window.
If there is one place in all the world that Larry and I love to be - apart from with our respective families in England and the USA of course - or, in Larry's case, on the golf course - it's in our rambling garden.
When we bought this land back in 1997 it was just a sheep paddock....Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 October, 2017 at 6:45||comments (0)|
Some things are just meant to be.
Larry and I arrived in Australia in 1983 and two weeks later I found a wonderful job with a company that no longer exists: Elders IXL. Elders was a complex organisation, comprising a multitude of companies in a variety of industries which had amalgamated over many years. One such company wa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 September, 2017 at 1:10||comments (0)|
The tail of a spectacular Humpback Whale.
Each year between April and November, Australia's eastern coastline comes alive with Humpback Whales and the more rare Southern Right Whales, as they travel on their migration routes from and to Antarctica. Now that Spring i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 8 September, 2017 at 22:55||comments (0)|
Guests often say that looking out of the windows at Llarrinda is better than watching TV. And we couldn't agree more because, with every minute of every day, our panoramic view changes. Being high on a ridge overlooking farmland, to the waters of Corner Inlet and the northern mountains of Wilsons Prom National Park beyond, we can see the weather come and go and have a bird's eye view of all the passing wildlife. None pleases u...Read Full Post »