Saturday, March 31, 2012

~ grateful for ...a special day ~

A few months ago I was invited to a picnic.
What's the big deal?... you might think....
...but this invitation came from an on-line photographer friend who was coming to Tassie to do a shoot for Kinfolk  magazine and she asked if I'd like to tag along
Not even a heart-beat passed before I said "yes" (and then "please").

Hosted by the lovely people from A Common Ground this was a celebration of Tasmanian harvest time...fresh local produce, families sharing food, learning about keeping it local and real and good.
It felt like being on a movie set..surreal....beautiful...unforgettable.

Golden light dappled through the apple trees as we sat around on picnic blankets and hay bales.  We feasted on freshly picked apples, small goods from Fat Pig Farm and other local delicacies. 

Children climbed trees, picked apples and fed them to hungry pigs as we learnt from Mathew Evans (the gourmet farmer) about pig farming and his new farm.  I chatted to lovely families and shared stories.

It was a dream day.
I'm just so grateful I got to be part of it.
(and I can't wait to see Luisa's photos in the magazine when it comes out)

I'm linking with Maxabella... what are you grateful for this week?


  1. that sounds wonderful!
    Kinfolk is an absolute delight - I will look forward to seeing that particular article :)

  2. How great to be invited along - sounds like fun x

  3. Oh my you are so lucky!! I'm completely jealous up here! I'm really very happy you got to go and enjoy such a lovely day :) I'm really looking forward to the next Kinfolk and am thrilled they are featuring our beautiful state!

  4. Looks just lovely...and makes me hungry!

  5. That does look and sound like such a dreamy day. My Aunty just moved down to Tassie and I think I dream of visiting her there.

  6. You lucky bastards! That looks like a truly enviable and perfect day. I am grateful for free time with friends and family, unfeasibly grateful. Truly beautiful pics by the way. Stunners!

  7. Oh, I love the Gourmet Farmer! That would have been a lovely day....the photos are gorgeous, very rustic, very relaxed! Thankyou for your lovely warm wishes as well....xx

  8. What an amazing event! Delicious foods, a beautiful day, Happiness and great pics to boot!

  9. Sounds blissful Ally! A wonderful mix of good things with a focus on photography too!

  10. Oh you lucky duck:) What a lovely day and oh I can imagine the delicious food too. I'm glad you had such a great time I have to say I'm just a bit jealous:) xx

  11. Looks an absolute treat and I agree ... like a movie set :-)
    You're a star though ... so it's to be expected I guess...


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