It was a day out in the country for us on Sunday, when we drove up to the tiny rural hamlet of Kiwitea to have lunch with the family. Passing by paddocks (fields) of bright yellow flowers – we presume that this is a canola crop.
Out in the country
The two grand-daughters were celebrating their birthdays, and I had a big parcel for each of them. Almost too big to carry!
All wrapped up and ready to be delivered
Emma’s birthday was a few days ago, and she happily ripped the paper of the parcel. I think she likes it! What she doesn’t know is that I made the cushion from extra blocks from her new horse quilt, which is currently getting commercially quilted at the moment.
Happy with her large cushion
There is no doubt that Emma is a horse lover – wonder how many horse photos she has on her bedroom wall.
New cushion on Emma’s bed
Younger grand-daughter Megan came home for lunch and although there were several days to go till her actual birthdate, she just couldn't wait. Off came the paper in a flash. Yes, another happy birthday girl. Megan flats in the town, and has since sent a “snap chat” photo showing her new cushion on her bed.
Megan likes her cushion too
After lunch I had to borrow a pair of gum boots (Wellingtons) to walk over the squelchy paddocks for a meet and greet with the horses. This is always a requirement when we come up to the family small holding. First we said hello to Fire Dancer, Emma’s foal. We took carrots out for the horses and they were gently taken from our hands.
Emma with Fire Dancer
Then to another paddock to check out Fire Dancer’s Mum, Sonata. She had recently torn her leg but seems to be recovering well now.
Emma, Sonata and Robin
We had a lovely day catching up with them all, and a tasty lunch. The bags of licorice we took up were pounced on with glee, not sure how long they will last. Then it was time to say our goodbyes, and head back home. Another lovely family day in the country.