This picture needs to be opened in a new window to get the full emotional effect of poor lost Roo. Spring is in the air and the joeys love to bound around the lawn. This little guy ran amok and his mum wandered off. In the third pic the wallaby whacks him one for coming to close to her. He made a pitiful chittering sound and she whupped him again. After he left, her joey came out, I’m sure he blew a raspberry at me. The last I saw of him he was bounding off through the garden to the right of the photo.
This is where we were heading, the Pioneer Village at Highfields, Toowoomba. They have about 60 displays and I made a feast of it with the camera. This is Griinke Cottage, a fine example of a slab hut. This was a popular method of building in early settlements. Split your posts, make sure you have your corrugated iron and get stuck in. Opened in a new tab you will see just how good they looked inside too.
Across the way we found the dining hall for visitors, so we had some damper (unleavened bread cooked in a camp oven) and tea. This fine display of cooking pots, kettles and pans was well and truly in the dark. All I could see when I took the picture with the flash was the glow from the fire.
These horses live on the property and are used to pull various carts on display days. Being horses they always believe that whatever is in your hand is A. For them. B. Edible. Mr Moustache saw my camera and trotted over, he gave it a huge sniff, a tentative lick and then wandered away. That over the shoulder look of disdain says it all. I was a little jealous of his moustache though.
I took this a couple of years ago in the backyard. We have an embankment and bund to divert runoff water from the property behind. So on a hot day and with a large piece of builder’s plastic you have a waterslide. I call it, A reflection on fun.
That’s it for another week folks, I hope you’ve enjoyed the offerings. There will be more snaps from the village in coming weeks. Until then, take care.