A view from the Shed

view from the hill (1 of 1)Its been a week since we arrived back at the shed in Gulgong.  A lot of slashing of grass and fencing has been going on since our arrival.  There are scotch and saffron thistle growing in abundance every 2cm around the property.  We couldn’t even get to the outhouse without whipper snipping a path there!  Its been a few months.

One of the priorities was to get more fencing done.  Eventually there will be a lane-way with several paddocks fenced off to the side.  Its slow progress, not being here most of the time but in between bouts of rain its improving.

fleece (1 of 1)The weather has alternated between very hot with flies sticking to our backs and cold with two jumpers on and no flies (I think I like the cold better), with the wood heater in the shed on most nights.

I haven’t captured a sunrise yet.  There was some great colour yesterday morning but by the time I got up ready to go (5 minutes I swear!) it was gone and replaced by cloud then proceeded to rain most of the day.  The first night there was a great sunset and I thought oh there will be more and that has been the only one…..

There are five lambs in the paddock belonging to a motley crew of Dorper sheep (they shed their wool), they look like dark chocolate mixed with white and stirred around.  I have never seen such sheep before, one of the lambs almost looks like a calf with its black and white coat.

first sunset (1 of 1)

So no great landscapes but a lot of hard work and an infected finger to show for it (and that was done doing housework).  So ends another week at the shed.  We have a few days to go and hopefully we will put in some trees to plant along the road leading up to the shed.

We will see what the weather holds.  It was a foggy morning today but that will clear soon, and maybe we will have a sunny day and the flies will rejoice and come back to celebrate on our faces and backs and waving madly!

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  1. This is property you have? It’s beautiful.

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  2. WordPress tells me you’ve just posted your View from the Shed – breakfast time for you in the middle of a wide open, rather empty landscape. I’m reading your post, and enjoying your evocative photos, late in the evening in one of the most densely populated cities in Europe. ‘Shed’ and ‘internet connection’ don’t go together in my mind but I guess sheds are a bit different in your part of the world!

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    • Tusks Judith fire commenting. We couldn’t be further apart in distance and landscape but connected just the same. Internet was a no go a few months ago but now they have instituted national broadband here that’s fast and connects the more remote areas to the rest of the world. I Guess it’s working! Wouldn’t mind swapping a day or two with you though 😊

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  3. These are really very special captures – you’ve translated the essence of the place in one simple post. wonderfully done!

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  4. Karen, I really enjoyed this post, and your pictures are such a real portrayal of country life. Love the sheep, the fenceline, the clothesline and outhouse 🙂 Did I mention the tractors – you know I love your tractors.

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  5. P.S hope the flies stay away and your finger gets better real quick.

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  6. Sitting here chuckling at your “whiper snipping” to the outhouse. I’m old enough to have had to use an outhouse at an old community building when I was a young girl and also at my grandmother’s. I hated the hornets! Yikes! Gorgeous photography.

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  7. Wonderfully constructed post and photos…loved it.

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  8. goreous, love the sheep photo of the calf-like lamb! :).

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  9. Love your washing line and those gorgeous sheep Kaz! What a project you have there, do the sheep look after themselves in your absence I wonder? I suppose they must quite happy just pottering about the place. 🙂

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  10. great images and I enjoyed reading about your day at the Gulgong Is that the same place in “Waltzing Mathilda!?” Sounds like a lot of work indeed but I love sheeps!!!!- and what lovely markings on that one lamb!

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  11. What an amazing series of photos!!!!

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