Yes, we lived in a caravan and a couple of tents for six weeks (minus the three days it was drizzling inside the tent),
but our overall memories of the time we were guests of The Kingdom of Melton (West) and its awesome resident royal family will always be wonderful. Saturday Night Happy Hour/s, shared morning coffee, being woken by Zoe the dog unzipping the tent door with her nose
will be missed sorely, despite the crisp mornings.
We even took the show on the road, travelling en masse to the Ashburton Fanciers Autumn Auction
where, along with expanding the Homestead flock by three (including Earl the Rooster) and the Kingdom’s by two gorgeous English Game Fowl, Farm Girl bid and won her first chicken.
But for the last two nights, we have slept under our own roof.
We now have five acres to stretch out on. There are so many mistakes just waiting to be made…