Before Winter Came and a Bacon Breaky Roll
Winter arrived this weekend with a shriek of howling wind and a shocking drop in temperatures. The day before I was barefoot in a sundress with my hair up. The next morning I was shrouded in every layer I could find topped with a blanket and a side of tea. Australia doesn’t believe in doing things halfway.
Thankfully things are mellowing out a bit and, although it’s still cold, when the morning sun streams through the windows it is pure bliss.
Before Jack Frost swooped in, Bear and I spent an afternoon in the fields fixing and building fences.
Our dear naughty goats had made an escape hatch and were happily bounding through to our neighbors yard for a munch. Thankfully he didn’t mind because they ate all his weeds, but once the weeds were done, we know they’d make a beeline for the garden so something had to be done before this visitation became a bad habit.
We piled the tractor bed with rolls of wire, clips, our trusty farm stools, and other detritus and I hopped in the driver’s seat to putter across the fields.
I love driving our old red Massey Ferguson, especially now that I can start and stop without bucking the poor thing like a bronco. A natural manual driver I am not, but I’m finally figuring her out and Bear can now ride on the back without fearing he may be bucked off without notice.
It was a stunning afternoon for such work. With Bear wiring and me clipping, in no time at all we had a new fence built that has foiled the goats’ escape attempts ever since. Yay!! We found another gap a bit further down where goats were escaping under the fence so Bear wired in an old log to fill the hole. Nothing like wire and a heavy log to keep goats where they’re supposed to be.
And every now and then we just had to stop and look in wonder at the late afternoon sun glimmering through the trees. As far as office views go, this one is pretty darn fabulous.
Now that the weather has turned, hearty breakfasts are in order to keep us going on these frosty mornings. Today we dined on Cinnamon Cardamom Coffee and toasted Bacon Breaky Rolls. Aussie bacon is so delicious: thick, meaty, without the dreadful chemicals that make a lot of bacon so unhealthy. Fried up crispy and stuffed into homemade bread rolls spread with smoky barbecue sauce, it’s simply marvelous.
What is your favorite breakfast on a cold morning? xo