Monday, 22 September 2014

Jondaryan Woolshed

Dusty and I were feeling restless and homesick this morning. I didn't want to go home, necessarily, but I did want to make use of our time away by travelling and sightseeing instead of being at the caravan - the small space we have set ourselves up in really felt crowded for me this morning.  Dusty had also said that he wanted to go home to his BIG house, with a sad sigh. So, Tim suggested our first Toowoomba-area tourist destination, Jondaryan Woolshed. 


The Woolshed museum features over a dozen buildings from Australia's earliest days, when Jon Daryan and surrounds were used for Merino Wool production - the first place in Australia to farm Merino Sheep. 



It's more than just a sheep museum though. There are all kinds of relics, which were brought here from all around The Darling Downs, including a dairy/cheese factory, school room, tractor shed, railway line, a tea, stew-and-damper hut, and a yard full of farm animals including freshly hatched geese and baby goats. Shriek! Cuddle me now... !!!


In case you can't see how big my grin is - I'll zoom on in for you: 


That's one happy baby goat cuddle. The geese wouldn't let us so close to their babies, though.


Here is a very satisfied Dusty getting his chicken fix.



And he taught me how to get a chicken fix, too.


Meanwhile, Tim and Maxie met the calf. 


Surprisingly, Maxie isn't sure about any of the farm animals, especially the muddy pink ones...


Until Dusty taught him how fun it is to catch the piglets ... 


The Clydesdale horses were new for Maxie, too.




It was very special sharing our day with Nanna, especially in this photogenic place. You could take photos here all day... It really is a photographer or artist's playground.


But we have more fun just being us :) 



Thinking of all our loved ones at home, 
'Til next update, 
Us x 

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