George and Sue’s Hobby Farm

We had a 12 hour drive to our vacation spot, so we thought it best to break up the trip somehow. We were delighted and our expectations were blown by our 2 day stay with our friend Jo’s parents at their home and hobby farm. It was really one of the best parts of our vacation.

Finn and Téa fell in love with their dog, Bella, and here Finn has some good ol’ boy-and-his-dog-type playtime. It made us that much more anxious to get a dog of our own as soon as possible.

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Also, George showed Finn around the place, starting with the hen house, where we, in Aussie terms, met the “chooks”. Finn got to collect the eggs, and then George showed him how you can tell by each’s color which chook laid which egg.

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Then we headed over the worm farm, yes, you heard me right, worm farm.

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It was actually incredibly cool and incredibly gross at the same time.

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They fed the worms their organic garbage and then harnessed the nutrient-rich worm juice (or poop and pee) to fertilize their veggie and berry patches – talk about recycling.

We swam in their pool, enjoyed beautiful fresh food, played with new friends, and finally we finished off the visit with some blueberry picking at a neighbors place, $10 a kilo.

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Although a lot of the berries ended up in tummies instead of buckets. 🙂

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Here is George, the “gatekeeper” of sorts to this off-the-beaten-track adventure.

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Here is beautiful hospitable Sue.

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Here is Master-Picker Frank.

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Téa totally got it too. She learned to only pick and eat the blue ones. Look at those cute little finga’s, pickin’ and nibblin’.SONY DSCIt really was such a great time!

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