Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nana n' Pops farm.

 Well with some time off work during the school hoildays, I chucked the nevilles into the Tarrago and drove into the bush for a beaut six days at Nana and Pop's farm.

 Here's Chase hanging out on a rusty old Spreader that will end it's day, laying back corroding in the Greenhills sun.

 Chase n' Sarah on a walkabout around the farm

Western back gate.

 A trip into York for some supplies and a chance for the kiddies to have a gander, here is the mob up at York's lookout on Mount Brown. The monument is dedicated to Lieutenant Robert Dale who was the first European explorer to cross the Darling Range and started the township of York, he also helped establish the towns of Northam and Toodyay.

The nevilles on the old swinging bridge at York, here's Chace being very brave... until I gave the bridge a little swing ha,ha then it was 'Get me of here' ha,ha.

Sarah n' Harrison having a walk along one of the tracks through the paddock.

This is the old dog house and now you can see where the old saying 'To the dog house with you' came from, as it would be pretty comfy actually staying with the dog back in those days.

Then it was time for one of our night fires where the kids sat around the fire and roasted marshmallows, and there dad just sat back eating the bloody things straight out of the packet.... friggin' addictive little things!

One of our York international 20/20 matches in the backyard, as you can see not much got past Oscar.

Here's Chase again (I just can't seem to shake him) sitting on an old Chamberlain combine, which just sit's back on the property taking in the scenery. The Chamberlain story is one we have heard many times before, where a great aussie company owned by Bob Chamberlain started in WA during 1949. It ploughed along (ha,ha sorry for that) for years until John Deere purchased a controlling interest in it, with promise of redevelopment and expansion of the new company. But 16 years latter during 1986 the manufacture of the famous Chamberlain tractors ceased... haven't we heard that story before. So the old Chamberlains lay about on many of Australia's
outback farms, showing the history and hard work that was needed to make this sun baked dirt fertile for our farming needs.