The breeder from whom we bought Bailey very kindly offered to drive half way from her place at Batemans Bay to Conjola to complete the exchange. As she wanted to meet us at 5.30pm we decided to make the most of our few remaining hours of freedom (for a while anyway) to meet up with our friends at nearby Milton where we had a lovely lunch at “The Tipsy Fig”. They have a beautiful property (Claydon Park) and we went back to admire their new batch of piglets and to meet their little 4 month old Lab – Chloe. She was just gorgeous, lolloping beside Karen as she showed us the farm. If Bailey is half as sweet we will be happy

2015-03-20 16.01.17  The new piglets

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Saying hi to Corona….




2015-03-20 16.09.17  Best friends up to mischief..

2015-03-20 16.10.27 The beautiful homestead


2015-03-20 16.09.34 The boys off to check fences

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Some of the lovely outbuildings

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Karen has her own drying shed full of garlic, onions and potatoes (she only needs a drinks fridge and some music and she has her very own party shed!)


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Says it all really…!!




Unfortunately they have a calf that isn’t well. She was almost abandoned by her mother at birth because she couldn’t stand up. Of course that is how they feed and I suppose nature has a way of dealing with these things. Karen and Phil weren’t going to give up so easily however….

She was anaemic and lacking in protein so ‘Katie’ has had supplements and injections to help her along as well as bottles of milk and has managed to stand up occasionally and hobble along for a few steps. She has swollen leg joints reminiscent of arthritis and she tries desperately to get to her mother when she manages to stand. Phil and Karen are busy building a hospital shed where Katie can stay out of the weather and close to the farm and her mother. Hopefully things will start to resolve as she grows.

2015-03-20 16.11.47Little Katie, such a beautiful face. Fingers crossed she will pull through and get strong soon.

2015-03-20 16.14.01The new hospital shed

Claydon Park

2 thoughts on “Claydon Park

  1. Bailey is so cute Suz and at last the hen’s are doing their job. Karen and Phil’s place looks awesome, hope to pop down and see all of you soon. xx


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