How to recover after Christmas

Do you realise that there are less than 2 months to go until Christmas is here?

The lead up can be exhausting, with parties, shopping, gifts to buy, food to cook, people to catch up with, cards to send…..

By the time Christmas Day is over, most of us fall into an exhausted heap.  Well, that’s a luxury for those of us who don’t have to worry about holiday drop-ins and surprise visitors.

If ever there is a time to recharge your batteries, it’s the post-Christmas time.  That’s when you need to get away and find some peace.

(We still have vacancies at the moment so book your cabin while they are still there)

Can you imagine how delightful it is to wake up in the morning, stretch in your comfy bed and realise that you don’t have to get up at all, if you don’t want to?  What a luxury!

Can you imagine how peaceful it is to take a picnic pack with you and walk through the country grass to picnic to the sound of cows mooing in the distance, and the wind gently rustling through the leaves?

starry skyEven better, picture yourself lying on a rug on the ground which is still warm from the day’s sun, surrounded by darkness lit only by moonlight.  Such serenity!  Up above you is a huge sky filled with shimmering and twinkling stars. You haven’t seen stars until you see them in a country sky.

Of course, there are shops and restaurants and people nearby if you want them.  But the choice is yours.  No one will intrude on your special time.

If you remember how tired you felt after Christmas last year, you know you should take a break. Think of your health, and think of the peace of mind and body you could have if you came to Annie’s Cedar Farm Cottages.

Christmas is fun but recovery is bliss. Book yourself a recovery break now.

 

Feeding the farm animals

Make sure you pack your gum boots when you visit us.  In addition to being an ideal place to get away from it all Annie’s Cedar Farm Cottages is also a working farm.

 

Our cows always seem to be hungry and our sheep are always looking for food.  The alpacas in the picture below had just been shorn.  They are easy and fun to feed and children love to see them because they are a bit unusual.

 

While we have a number of farm animals it is not unusual for other wildlife to be watching to see what is happening.   Especially in the surrounding areas you are likely to see kangaroos, echidnas, wombats, birds as well as native flora in the bushlands that are close by

 

 

Feeding the animals is a great activity, safe and perfect for you and your kids to join in and have some fun.  They will love the noises the animals make and laugh at the way they push in to get their food.  Children love being farmers for a while.  The fresh air is good for them and they will be ready for a good night’s sleep after all the fun.

As an alternative you may just want to simply sit back, take it easy and let others feed the farm animals as you sip on your champagne.

 

Get away from it all

Are you looking for a place to get away from it all?  We are located in Upper Plenty and only under an hour north of Melbourne’s CBD.  Annie’s farm is just far enough away from home so you can really enjoy a fantastic and relaxing environment. Sometimes the day to day distractions and hustle and bustle of our regular life can get in the way, can’t they?

Artists paletteIf you are an artist then we are surrounded by some spectacular scenery, landscapes and mountain ranges making it perfect for painting or sketching.  Bring your canvas or sketch pad and draw in complete serenity.

As a writer you may need some peace and quiet to finish your latest story.  It’s an ideal location to really get the creativity flowing. With only the sounds of nature around you, you’ll have no problem with concentration.

We are a great place to stay if you are doing research into Australia’s history. Annie’s Cedar Farm is perfectly located as we are close to where Ned Kelly was born in Beveridge.  Follow the trail of Ned Kelly and the Gang. The Hume and Hovell expedition passed through the area also.  We are at the gateway of many other historic sites ranging from old homesteads, gold fields and other historic Victorian features.    Annie’s Cedar Farm Cottages is also close to some great restaurants and wineries as well as many other attractions.  You can do as little or as much as you like during your stay but we guarantee to make the time away as enjoyable as possible.

 

 

Celtic in Kilmore

Next weekend is the Kilmore Celtic Festival.  I’d love to encourage you to come along and enjoy yourself at this happy and musical weekend. You might even join in the dancing!

Pull out your dancing shoes and save a dance for me.