House sitting again

We love house sitting, it is a great way to make new friends, explore different parts of Australia and adopt a new animal family.

So I would like to introduce you to our latest furry and woolly friends.

Rufus a beautiful, loveable blue heeler.

Rufus a beautiful, loveable blue heeler.

The "boys" 3 very aloof and haughty alpacas

The “boys” 3 very aloof and haughty alpacas

Notice the park like grounds and mature trees. The alpacas have 20 acres to wander around during the day and each evening I entice them back to their securely fenced night paddock with a bucket of pellets.

Can you see me?

Can you see me?

Wait for me...

Wait for me…

Time for a chat now they are in the shed.

Time for a chat now they are in the shed.

We are staying on an idyllic property just 7 kilometres inland from Valla Beach on the Mid-north coast of NSW.

The garden wraps around the house in a profusion of colour and we wake each morning to the song of birds and the distant crowing of a cockerel as he welcomes the day.

Mobile coverage is non-existent and the internet connection is very slow. I wonder is that a good or bad thing!!!

So posts will be few and far between.

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27 thoughts on “House sitting again

  1. What a magnificent place, Pauline. I love the alpacas and that blue healer (I think they call them Australian Shepherds in the US) is just beautiful 😀


  2. Okay, now I know who Rufus is. But I didn’t know you knew how to take care of Alpacas. You can add that to your lengthy list of expertise……You have the best post retirement job in the world. Do you have house sitters sit at your house? 😉


    • Alpacas have a very aloof personality, but I’m slowly getting one of them to let me stroke his nose. We have our house rented to friends.


  3. What an amazing place to be house sitting! Love your furry, cuddly friends. I’m sure you’re going to absolutely love it there, Pauline. 🙂


  4. So, it’s not well connected to the modern world … it’s someone’s Paradise – how terrific to have a taste of it! Enjoy yourselves 🙂


    • It gets a bit of getting used to Meridith, not having a fast connection, lots of wandering off to make cups of coffee while things load down. It is like the old days of a few years ago….


  5. Oh, looks fabulous Pauline! Love those alpacas:)


  6. The alpacas are SO cute! Are they just as friendly?


  7. How did you get into house sitting?? I would love to do something like that!!! Great post 🙂


    • G’day, thanks for the comment. I use the “housecarers” web site, they are very good and have houses all over Australia and world wide.


  8. Those three boys might be aloof and haughty, Pauline, but it looks like they know who’s got the food!


  9. you love house sitting – and your blog friends love it when you house sit too – 🙂 so thanks for sharing –


  10. How beautiful. I have looked at that area to move to from here on my mountain. I know you will enjoy your stay. I’m back home packing again so I can get out there. Love Marilyn


  11. looks amazing!


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