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Christmas Greetings

December 25, 2019

Just realised that I forgot to put up my Christmas picture for 2019!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from the Howe family

Haru Christmas Hat1
Haru had the fun of modelling the Christmas hat this year.  It meant lots of extra biscuits, so she didn’t mind a bit, in fact the hard part was finding a photo where she wasn’t licking her lips!
We hope you have a blessed time this Christmas and a great New Year.  We are looking forward to the service at our small Mole Creek church on Christmas morning, where we sing carols and read the Bible stories which help us to remember the birth of Jesus, our Saviour.  Then we will head home to cook a hot roast dinner at our home, followed by sharing a cold tea at Paul’s place in the evening.  
Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by the numerous bushfires this year and the firefighters who are working so hard.  I think that many won’t be able to celebrate Christmas this year, at least not in the way they normally would.
Wishing you all the best

Christmas Greetings

December 24, 2018

Christmas Greetings 

Wishing you peace and joy over Christmas and in the New Year

from the Howe family

This year our Christmas hat is modelled by Willow, the new corgi pup.  

Willow in the Christmas Hat

She wasn’t keen on wearing it at all, and was much happier chewing  it up!

Willow in the Christmas Hat

It is a while since I wrote so I thought perhaps a very quick update is in order.  Life seemed to slow to a grinding halt for all of us as we struggled with a nasty flu which knocked us out for about 3 weeks each.  It was wonderful to recover some health and get back to doing things again, and we have managed a few improvements.  One was to add a kitchenette to Caleb and Sam’s cabin.  They also have running water connected now, and often have a cup of tea before bed.


We have also been working on the main area of the old bus.  The south wall is insulated and lined and just needs some trim,


and the north wall has had a replacement window installed, but still needs the back door area filled in before we put in the insulation and line it also.


Lydia’s pony got laminitis again this year, despite me making sure she wasn’t overweight.  It seems that our paddocks have improved enough that the spring grass growth will cause her problems every year, so we are now setting her up in a separate paddock system from the cow.  She will be up in the bush where the grass is pretty minimal.  Horses being herd animals we decided that she needed a companion and Lydia bought a miniature pony filly to fill that role.  They are getting along well together.  The cow has her calf to keep her company at the moment, so she is happy enough too.


I organised a gingerbread house making event as the final meeting for the local church’s craft group.  It was pretty well attended and everyone had a lot of fun.


And that will do for news for now.

Blessings to you all

Christmas Greetings

December 20, 2017

Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year from the Howe family.

Lydia’s cat modelled the Christmas hat this year and I’m pleased to say that no people were harmed in the taking of the photo!
(Nor was the cat, she was not overly amused though, but forgave us when we gave her a brush after the event).

Cathy, Kim, Caleb, Sam, Lydia and Josiah.

Family Photo: (left to right) Lydia, Okami, Sam, Josiah, Cathy, Lupo, Kim and Caleb