Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A break from the farm

I've just had a couple of days away from the farm to help my brother Dave celebrate his 70th birthday in Albany, Western Australia. I headed over there on Thursday night and was back early Sunday morning - so Anne had to do the Churchill Island Farmers' Market, and son Bryan helped collect eggs and made sure that the chooks had enough food and water while I was away.
It was an excellent trip - a surprise birthday dinner at the Albany Sailing Club organised by Dave and Sue's daughter, Jennifer. It was great to see the stunned look on Dave's face when he walked in and saw us all there. Great job Jenni.
We had to stay out of Albany on the Friday in case we bumped into Dave in the town, so we went to Denmark which is a tremendous little place just a few kilometres along the coast.
But apart from the birthday dinner, the highlight of the trip was discovering a distillery. The Great Southern Distilling Company in Albany which makes single malt whiskies. It's very much a boutique business (much like our eggs) as usually there are only a few hundred bottles of each batch. I bought bottle 242 of the 61% proof M23 Limeburners single malt. What a drop!!
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