Friday, July 16, 2010

A visit to City Farm

Well....the school holidays are over and we are back into the swing of normal life. We get two weeks here mid-year in the winter time and it's a good chance to snuggle up together or get out and about. On the first Monday, we set off to a local community City Farm to wander about in the sunshine, say hello to the chickens, and admire the vege gardens.

It was practically deserted so the girls had the tyre swing and little play area with a stage all to themselves. I guess Monday mornings are not their busy time! On Sunday mornings they have a market selling lots of organic produce and other yummy and interesting things so we'll have to go and check it out. The only disappointing thing about our visit was the bunch of people hanging out at the little cafe puffing away on their cigarettes. It was such a crisp beautiful day that breathing in all that smoke was revolting amidst such a beautiful setting aimed at creating a healthy way of life and a sustainable environment. Oh well.

The chickens had been moved to a new home at the other end of the "farm" so we followed a path through the bush looking for them until we came to a river. It's actually a creek but such a big one that it looks like a river. The girls and I spent ages just watching the reflections and a clan of ducks floating by.

There were a lot of plaques giving historical information about the area - both European and Indigenous - and lots of lovely artwork. Here are the girls sitting on a giant goanna decorated with Aboriginal artwork.

We loved wandering through the gardens admiring all the lush crops of veges and herbs. I was inspired to get back into my own garden and have been busy weeding and buying new plants and putting them in. I bought flowers for my shady side garden but will try and buy some new veges seedlings too.
I hope everyone else in this part of the world enjoyed the break from school. Such a lovely chance to slow down and smell the coriander.


CT said...

Looks like you had a lovely time!
Silly girl me, it keeps taking me by surprise when you talk about your winter and I'm here with the fan full speed and drinking lots of iced water! LOL!

Wish we girls could join you on your walks! and on the market on Sunday!

I'm reading a very nice book that made me wanna purchase an ACRE of land and have a vegetable garden and lots of chickens and maybe some rabbits and a couple of goats! hehehe! :D i'll show you my own Potted Garden someday, girl!

hugs and kisses to you all!

Miss Prudence said...

How picturesque! Beautiful little girls wandering around magical gardens!

le@thirdontheright said...

what a lovely time ... just a great space :) le xoxo