Family Farm Tour

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NOTE: I hope you can see the photos – Kevin said they didn’t show up for him but I could see them :-(. They are visable on flickr if you’re having trouble.

Today we went on a Foodpath Family Friendly Food Tour of the Southern Highlands. It proved to be a fantastic day, which we all loved. We drove our own car in conv0y from farm to farm (and were provided with maps in case we got lost).

First stop was a free range chicken farm, where we had to don protective foot covers.

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It was lovely seeing all the chooks running around. They had the greatest house (this is one of five).

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Don’t they have the cutest nesting boxes?

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This farm not only has chickens, but also Mareema dogs – which are used to guard the chickens. Here’s Amy and Amy :-).

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They were so cute. A bit like a giant Golden.

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We also saw where they clean and sort the eggs.

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Then it was on to our lunch stop at a Winery.

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Such a beautiful setting. And I just loved this flower.

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We had a talk from the restaurant owner and chef…

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then enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch.

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Our next stop was supposed to see some new born goats, but unfortunately poor Mum was still extreamely pregnant (she was as wide as she was tall). But we got to see the truffle orchid.

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And meet Bob…

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to whom Christy got feed some apple.

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We then visited the pregnant goats.

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They also had geese…

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and yabbies…

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Then our last stop for the day…

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I loved how the cows waited for their turn to be milked, then walked in and went into the right stalls.

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1 day old baby calves … how cute are they?

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This little girl kept trying to eat (drink) my clothes and I came away rather wet :-).

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These babes were very keen to get their milk.

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And when it was gone they tried to get milk from the other calves ears…. too funny…

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That was the end of our fantastic tour. Really well worth doing if you like to see where your food comes from. We loved it and would love to do similar tours. We saw so many different animals and it was very hands on for the girls. Christy even got to help attached the suckers to the cows udders and Amy got to hold a yabbie.

We had one more stop on the way home…. Robertson Cheese Factory – where we bought some cheese….and gelato…

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The perfect end to a perfect day.

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