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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.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Long overdue update!

The bus is strangely quiet!  With all but one of the puppies now rehomed and also Sambo (the puppies father), life is returning to some sort of normal!  The two puppies we have left are still living under the master/family bed and wake during the night and at 7am every morning!  We’ve seen some nice sun rises but it’s been so cold some mornings it’s hard to drag ones self out of bed!  The coldest it got was –3.9 degrees Centigrade ( that’s 24.9 F) with a good white frost.  It was so cold that when I tried to boil the kettle the gas wouldn’t work properly!

We have spent the last couple of weeks building some new storage units in the bus between the bunks and the master/family bed.  The drawers we had were falling apart, we had only paid $5 for them and they’d lasted nearly 3 years so that’s not bad!  Our friends in Roma kindly let us stay on their street frontage, use their power and carport, and gave us as much plywood as we needed! We still need to put doors on the front but otherwise it’s looking great!  We have four dog beds at the bottom and shelves above.  Will get some decent photo’s one day!

Here is Dixie and Asta chilaxing in one of the dog boxes.

We have now left the coldness of Roma as we make our way north to Townsville to meet up with Sarah’s brother and family who live there and her Sister who is coming over from New Zealand for a visit.  After spending some time in Townsville we plan to head to Cairns to deliver the last of the puppies to their new owners!

Spent the night in a rest stop between Roma and Injune we were the only ones there!  The girls went for a walk and the dogs and puppies had a swim!


Michael with Asta – she was wet and dirty!!

Next night we camped in a road side stop between Injune and Rolleston. Lots of space but no facilities. 


We had the first campfire we’ve had in ages!













We found a neat playgroud at Springsure.  There was no one else there so we took the opportunity to give the dogs and the kids a good run around!













With the playground fully fenced, Jasmine took the opportunity to give her dog some disc training!  Asta had fun trying to round Sparkie up!







We have made it as far as Emerald and are noticing the difference in temperature.  From –3.9 overnight to 6 (42.8 F) deg overnight makes a big difference!

We also now have a new laptop – hope it proves more reliable than the other ones! Here is Jasmine loading it for the fist time!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Sarah for the update, good to hear you are on the way up the country to warmer climates. Looking forward to seeing you too.


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