Monday, December 11, 2006

Green Thumb Sunday

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Once again I've almost missed Sunday entirely, but we left home at 7.30 on Sunday morning and didn't return until late Monday afternoon, so perhaps I can be excused.


These photos were taken on our trip on Sunday morning. Michelle, Shay, Zoe and Luca are trying to interest these cows in some additional green grass, handpicked especially for them. They are watched by Michelle's father, Richard, and her mother-in-law, Berta.


Success!


The photos were taken

"Where the dog sits on the tuckerbox, Five miles from Gundagai."

Gundagai is in New South Wales, about 90 minutes drive west of Canberra, and the above line is taken from one of the best known Australian 'folk' songs. The actual statue is dedicated to the early pioneers in the area, but the story behind the song is shown in the photo below.



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2 comments:

Kerri said...

So that's where you've been! I hadn't read the story behind the legend of the Dog on the Tuckerbox before. Thanks for sharing that. Funny :)
I love those cow pictures. Zoe sure looks happy that the cow decided to take the grass!
I'm glad you found some fun things to do in spite of the sobering sights of drought-stricken countryside.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

The children look like they had fun feeding the cows.