Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outer Sydney Australia
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I am in the mountains Daisy. Where I am is about 800 mtr above sea level. You would love it where I am. There are heaps of wild birds and quite a few parrots. I have wild Sulphurs, Corella's, Galah's but the real beauties are the wild Superb Parrots which I often see a flock of about 30 odd roosting in the trees opposite me and the Crimson Rosella's. I have a pair that are nesting in the disused chimney in the old laundry. I also have a resident pair of Magpies and many small birds flying around and nesting in the tree in my front yard.
You would be more than welcome here to stay if you ever get down under. I have 2 spare bedrooms, the town is small at just under 300 people in the town and surrounds. Lots of sheep around here as it is a big wool growing area. I have a small flock across the road and just next door to them there are Alpacas. We have one pub which is great, I go every Wednesday night for the $12 roast dinner, huge meal and really good cooking, and on Friday nights they have a raffle, either meat or seafood. I think I am going to be banned from buying tickets as I have won 3 in 4 weeks, a seafood tray and 2 meat trays, but there are at least 6 trays on offer each week. Today I am going to the Melbourne Cup Day lunch, $20 a head for a 2 course meal and people will be dressing up for the day. And we also have a Golf/Lawn Bowls Club which is open Fri/Sat/Sun. They also have really good meals at reasonable prices. Plenty of bird life visit there too. The people in the town are very friendly and I am loving it here.
Still haven't got the birds out of the garage. I was going to get them out on Sunday but we had another cool snap come through, at least we are not getting the storms and severe winds that South Australia and Victoria are getting. It is unseasonably cool for this time of year, it was warm yesterday but the wind was icy as it was obviously coming off the snow. They had a couple of falls of snow a week or so ago. It does get hot here but it is a very dry heat and this house is a very cool house so it will be great in summer and as it is an old house and not open plan I can close doors and get the fire roaring and be lovely and warm in the living room and there is a gas heater in the kitchen.