I don’t hesitate for a moment when my brother Mark emails me while I’m away in Georgia suggesting we meet up in the King Valley for a family weekend with a couple of our Sydney cousins and their spouses. “Here’s my chance to go photograph a few cows”, I recall thinking.
On this occasion, four branches of the greater Musgrave Family gather in two cottages overlooking cow pastures at the rear of a disused winery at Moyhu, and set about trying to get warm!
It’s colder than a witch’s … most of the time, and wet, but that doesn’t stop the fun and laughter. It certainly doesn’t get in the way of discovering the good restaurants and enjoying the wines and local produce of the region. And the ‘girls’ take it in turns to cook breakfast and dinner after visits to the local farmers’ markets and raiding the cottage garden.
We can only hope that Annie and Jennifer’s harvesting of rocket leaves and lemons from the garden to make their peppery, tangy green salad are not as noticeable to the cottage owner as the black furrows in her sodden lawn, after one of our party drove off the gravel and got bogged!