I'm Back!! And I hope that you all had a really fantastic Christmas and New Year celebrations with your family and loved ones. I know I did, even if it got a little chaotic and crazy during parts of the holiday.. which honestly, I love anyway ;-P
I think the best thing about our holiday area is that is does not have strong internet or wireless signals. Even phone signals come and go. So it forces everyone to down LT's and phones and to enjoy each others company and what Nature has to offer. It takes a day or two to become 'unteched' (lol) and of course now that I'm back it's taking a day or 3 to get back into routine and rhythm. I'm so ready to get stuck into 2015 and what it has to offer.
Some holiday photo's taken during our holiday this year... gosh I have sooo many to sort out but at least you can see just 'why' we love this area so much ( and of course it's where Wayne and I met when we were just 16! Nathan and his friends have grown up here too.. so it's always a celebration each year meeting up with your 'Bushmans family')
Doggie Walkies..starting at the Beach side. lol. Mike comes out for a few days as we don't see him much now that we are up here and it's always fun as I have known him since I was 16 too.
More walkies round the River mouth and up the river banks..
NOOOO don't want to go home yet... please can we play some more??
Wooopie, last minute beach run ( Dad's hoping to tire them out! lol).. think he tires himself out more ;-P
Old years night (New Years Eve) Nathan always has a ton of friends staying in our yard in tents and we decided this year would be easiest to do a 'spit braai' to feed them all. One of Nate's friends went hunting two days before and came back with a 'Waterhog' ...which is a wild pig.
Truss up time... Kyle and Nathan working out how best to wire the 'hog' for spit oven
Dad to the rescue.. let me show you how to do this boys.. just got to get some leverage here..;-P
Clean and wash the pig Dad.. the pig!!!
Garlic and bacon/fat time... poke and push... it's not rocket science Nathan.. don't concentrate so hard..lol
YEAH... always wanted to do this.. ass jabbing time!! Nathan had me in stitches while trying to inject the oil/lemon and herb infusion into the meat. He seemed to find great joy using that huge syringe! lol
Salt and Pepper rub ( and yes Nathan did most of this with direction from Wayne who of course had a little help from me.. good family cooking day!)
Time to start cooking! Into the spit rotisserie that landed up being a bit small for the size of the Waterhog.. so the boys turned into an old fashioned manual/coals one.. each taking turns during the day to turn it and keep the heat going.
Boys to the rescue.. they carved it while everyone hung around for 'tasters' before it went to the table. Those bits always taste the best right?
What was left over (and there wasn't much!) was eaten with gusto by all 12 young adults at 5 in the morning after they got home from the beach New Years Morning. I think we might be doing it again next year- lol
Happiness is... family, beer, water, sand and sun..
*more to follow*
And getting back into the swing of things.. I have some new ribbons up today.
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I hope you have a stunning weekend.. hugs and loves