The farm is up past our New England district, and I just had to take this pic of the autumn canopy above us .
There were a lot of enquiries by the tribe as to the validity of this sign!!
This gorgeous dog is actually a dingo. He was beautiful and wagged his tail when we talked to him. On an island here in Oz dingos have killed children in the last couple of years. And then there was the famous Baby Azariah case.
"Wild boar, Mum, wild boar!"
Spindle's shout had me break into a gallop. I wanted to see it before it ran away and hid in the foliage.
This (look down)... is what met my eyes. Asterix and Obelix would have wept!
The only fun we got from the 'wild boar', was by trying to see if its chest was actually moving up and down or if indeed it had moved on to the big sty in sky.
Not a lot of roos at the farm. This one was the only one awake!
In between eating the grain we had for them, these two goats locked horns with each other and stared at us with baleful red eyes.
These two huge mushrooms are actually emus.
I would have loved to stay and watch the monkeys for longer. I find them fascinating.
I never knew they liked water so much!
This cockatoo talked really well. I could have stayed with him for ages. Topsy liked him too.
I got such a kick out of this wombat. Most I have seen are either lying bloated by the side of the road, or are hiding in their burrows. This guy was just so active and in-your-face.
The good old ostrich was personality plus too! He would hunch down like in this pic, then pop his head back up.
We were a bit timid about him feeding out of our hands, so we threw some of our seeds in his feeder . He swung his long neck up and then BAM!!; his beak darted in and out of that feeder so fast, it sounded like a (not very loud) machine gun !
Another 'wild boar'. Actually Hubby did not want me to get too close to this one, because of the 'nasty gleam in one of its eyes'.
The play things:
Just a swingy thing.
My photo does not do this swing justice. The springs and the elasticity of the tyres provided a unique and very high swinging motion. I tooki this before Hubby nearly killed himself in it. We found it hard to push him in it (Or as he said 'to get a rhythm.')
Hubby at the top of a very large slippery dip. He was the only one who attempted it.
A pendulum-like swing
Hubby and Roly went on the go carts. The hill was really steep, and after Hubby only just made it down in one piece (!!ARGGG!!!!), he was a bit concerned for Roly who had already pulled his cart to the top and was on his way down. I was so concerned in both instances that this is the only photo that came out. All the rest are of the track, 'cause I was dashing around trying to be in a positon to be their cushion to crash into. I hate scary rides!!=)
Now this was a (do it yourself ) rollercoaster. Pull it up to the top. 2 or 3 climb in and off you go. Hubby went first (of coure! that is his job!) and then after trying to cajole the others unsuccessfully, he got me to take aphoto of them, having only gone on the flat bit.
Then the kids watched Topsy while Hubby and I had a go together. For a do it yourself job, it was pretty hair-raising.
Topsy revelled in green ant-free terra firma, and ate sand, by accident. And guess what Becca? He is wearing a hat you left behind last time you were here. It was the only one we could find!!
Check out the big rocking horse!!!
The first thing they went to in the park. Quite a big plane it was.
Just before home time. A great day out.