Country estate in the Southern Highlands

Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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Southern Highlands, NSW
Welcome to my world. I am a young Shi Tzu puppy who lives in considerable comfort at Lynwood Farm with THEM. I’m fascinated by the way people live - in the rooms they build, the gardens they plant, the treasures they collect and the comfort they create. THEY give me the complete run of the house, so I will be able to show you lots of pictures of life at Lynwood.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Jack Frost pays a visit

We love waking to a freeeeezing cold and frosty morning. We zoom over the 'rugby oval' on our way to the orchard and the chickens, our feet crunching and scrunching on the brittle grass and leaves. 
On mornings like this everything is calm, ghostly quiet and dry. 
What could be nicer for Bella and me, especially as our tummies stay dry, and our paws clean. No washing tub for us today !

Though their little house is warm & snug, the chickens always get extra rations on a cold morning - and THEY reward themselves with a freshly laid egg each for breakfast. 

If we've been good, Bella and I might even get some egg on our biscuits (that's me on the left). Can you see Kangaroo Valley in the distance - it's where the white cloud is !

Here comes the sun over the valley, melting the frost, getting ready for spring.

You can just see the daffodils on each side of the steps, poking their noses up. Soon this will be ablaze with yellow.

Too cold for breakfast out here today !

These are HIS cider apple trees- there are the usual plans to use the cider press early in the New Year, but this time there are rumours that champagne yeast will be the secret ingredient in the cider. 
and don't the espaliade heritage apples look so architectural in the winter.

Its always a beautiful day following a frost - that's my bed getting some sun.


  1. Oh, how beautiful! These photos remind me of Ben Petreath's beautiful blog, and his images of his country retreat, The Old Parsonage. You both take gorgeous photos of the countryside.

    Have you had much interest from prospective buyers? (If you are indeed still considering selling it.) Friends of mine had their Western Districts house and garden, 'Larundel', on the market for 2 years, although the price WAS very high at $20M. They finally sold it to the Chinese, who paid good money for the land and the convenience to Melbourne. I think it's a growing trend, sadly.

    It IS a beautiful home. You should be very proud.

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    2. hi Janelle
      I'm feeling puffed up like a peacock being compared to Ben - he is a real fave ! yes, the house is still for sale - things always take time in the country, but thats no problem, and the next house starts to take shape !

      by the way the, I loved your photos of Laurendel in your kitchen gardening book.. another fave !
      J xx

  2. Seeing lovely images like this makes me wish we'd never left the Highlands. Sigh......

    PS have nominated you for a Liebster Award, see my post here.