JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

An enjoyable social life.


On Friday night we drove down to Cairns (an easy hour drive) for the Dell Shannon/Roy Orbison tribute performance.  What a great night.  I swear it really was Roy Orbison up on that stage….it certainly looked like him and he definitely had the same mannerisms, but sadly we all know that Roy Orbison died in 1988.
Prior to the show we had dinner at the award winning Ochre Restaurant.  We treated ourselves to the three course dinner special and we were not disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant. The Ochre Restaurant Menu features Australian native ingredients including Davidson Plum, Quondong, Wattle Seed and Lemon Myrtle to name a few.  Hubby and I both recommend the Pork Belly and Scallops!
Tonight we are having dinner at Hogs Breath Cafe to celebrate my brother-in-laws birthday.  We will also catch up with hubby's mum who has travelled up from Magnetic Island.
We have booked into a motel tonight because early tomorrow morning we will make the long journey to Julia Creek.  We will go via Townsville and the trip will take more than 12 hours.
We are going to have a good look around the properties to decide whether they look good enough to take to auction.  The places have officially been "on the market" since October and we have had numerous inspections and enquiries -  even though the places have been in drought.  The properties are in a good area that is reasonably safe when it comes to drought but unfortunately 2013 let us down.  It is, however, very rare for us to have two drought years in a row.
We have had some very useful rain in the past couple of weeks but none of the big falls that have been around.  Our biggest rainfall was 47mm two weeks ago but our son tells us that the stock look good.
I will fly home on Wednesday and hubby will drive home when he has finished all the jobs that son has  lined up….hopefully by the weekend.
The photos I want to share with you today are the weaners that we have been tailing out.  They are now officially "teenagers".





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