Drove approximately 60klms west of Tenterfield to where Mary & Gary were helping a friend on their farm while they were going to be away. WOW – what a beautiful property but also lotz of work to get it back to a good working farm. The property situated on 2 rivers -the Mole & the Dumaresq. Cows, dorper sheep (wool shedding sheep grown for meat) & few ponies & collie dogs. There was also wild pigs, deer & goats roaming the properties. But the walks Mary & I did were fantastic(although not always easy).
Due to the recent rain(we had a great storm our 2nd night there), the mushroom supply was good – so we were able to go out & collect lotz to go with our dinners.
Fencing was big on the agenda, kept everyone busy. Also the lambs had to be drenched & needled – over 100, interesting job, took longer than you would expect, those little critters can be a bit feisty at times.
Daniel & Stanley(Mary son/grandie) arrived after 2 days & the fishing comp was on….Dan got a nice murray cod, quite a few carp caught, Peter &Stanely caught some nice yellow belly; a good time had by all.
Thankx Mary & Gary for a wonderful week.
On the road again.
Mary standing on the NSW side of the bridge.
Dumaresq River (both sides of bridge) which is the NSW/QLD border.
2 days after we got there it was in flood, very close but did not go over the bridge.
on our walks
had some great veiws
found these locals on our walk
one of Mary’s favourite activities – preping the mushrooms
sunsets were awesome
some dinner on the way
preparations for lamb drenching etc.
red wing parrots were frequent visitors
fishing in the Mole river
56cm Murray Cod with Stanley
Mary & her carp
Peter caught a nice yellow belly
Daniel, Mary, Stanley, Peter & Gary – what a great crew.