Winter on the Doorstep

Brrrr…winter is on its way at White Stone Farm!  Crisp, clear nights with millions of stars ablaze in the sky turn to frosty mornings and a landscape blanketed in icicles of white.  The grass crunches underfoot as I brave the frigid air to feed the early morning crew.

Jess is always the first at the gate (or back door if she’s near the house), jets of breathy steam blowing from her wide equine nostrils.  She whickers good morning and her ears prick forward at the promise of carrots. Continue reading

Change of weather, Change of attitude

It’s amazing what a change in location and lifestyle can make on your outlook to the weather and all it brings.  In the depths of a dry summer, this is even more apparent.

Once rain was an annoyance, an inconvenience, damaging to picnic plans and outdoor BBQ events.  Now here at White Stone Farm, Rain equals Life.

We’ve come to realise that our property seems stuck in a rain shadow – we’ll watch storm clouds scud across the sky towards us, heavy with rain, only to part and leave us in perpetual sunshine, with a tinge of disappointment at missing out.  Great for weddings, not so great when your plants are thirsty and your dam is running low.

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