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So glad you have found us. We are a nomadic family of 9 travelling Australia with our six daughters, and our one son and forever missing our precious daughter Serenity who went to be with Jesus at 13 hours old on 12 March 2011. Her short life has changed our lives forever! As we travel we perform at shows, festivals and fundraisers with our dogs, help out on farms and also sell handmade woodcraft, dog collars, leads and capes. We are also doTERRA wellness advocates. Follow our joys and trials here.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Keeping it clean

So we live without running water … we carry drinking water in Jerry cans, about 70 litres.  How then do we keep everyone clean, you may ask?

Here are some of the ways we have found ….

IMG_2038Water slides are a great way to keep clean .. the friction on the slide gets the dirt off easily!

P6056133Hand held battery shower is great for quick clean-ups


108_0050Outback bath!!

IMG_5650A tap at the local park is great for washing hair and a quick scrub of the feet!



The most recent water efficient way of showering is using a 1 L pressure sprayer!  We can wash from top to toe the three youngest using less than 1 L of water!


IMG_3601A good swim in the sea followed by a cold outside shower is refreshing and invigorating!

Many servos have a shower, a lot of them are free or a couple of dollars for the key.  Showgrounds usually have hot showers and charge anywhere from free to $20 for a night on power and use of the facilities.  Some towns (Broken Hill in NSW, Roma in QLD) have free showers in town.  Ask the truckies, they usually know!

So while it’s not just as easy as turning on the tap and running a bath/shower … there are lots of ways to stay clean on the road!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Free Food!

After being forced to move sites due to the rudeness of fellow campers we now have a spot with internet reception!!  Yay!
AND …..


A tour bus pulled in having been up to Carnarvon Gorge.  They stopped for lunch, then gave us there leftover sandwiches! 


There was a selection of corned beef and salad, chicken and salad, and curried egg!  They also gave us some packets of chips and some muesli bars!

Jasmine enjoyed the treat as did the rest of us!
Thanks very much Kangaroo Bus lines for choosing our family out of all the other campers!!!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Some Easter Fun!

Finally got some Easter eggs today … most of them were half price!  Instead of the customary Easter egg hunt, we did egg and spoon races.  Everyone had fun and there were lots of laughs.

IMG_8142Ready, set and GO!!!!  Gabrielle wanted to join the big kids.



Jireh having a go!





Michael and I had a go!






Gabrielle carefully removing the wrapping from her well earned egg!  She did lots of races as she perfected her way of getting the egg to stay on the spoon as she walked faster!




After eating their Easter egg, Jireh and Suzanna headed off and found a puddle to play in – compliments of the rain last night!









Jessica working on Tess’ hoop jumping!











Jasmine relaxing with Sparking after doing a heap of training!











Chantel working on Sambo’s “Take a bow”!









Chana practicing “Pray” with Lassie







So that was our Easter …. fun and family!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Old Reservoir–Cobar, NSW



Wonderful bush camp 3k’s from Cobar!  No facilities but beautiful views, peace and water for swimming, fishing (not that we caught anything!), boating (not that we have one) and relaxing.

IMG_7569The sunsets were stunning!



Up too late for a sunrise picture … but early enough for some reflection shots before the breeze sprung up and made ripples.


Jireh and Suzanna could hardly wait to go for a swim!



There wasn’t enough depth for the girls to let go the rope swing … but they had a lot of fun anyway.  I had a go at fishing … but didn’t even get a bite … had fun trying though. 

This is one of the best camps we’ve been for a long time.  With a camper trailer you could get right round the other side of the lake.


Map picture