Bringalbit – Sidonia

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It is early spring and the festival season is now upon us. Kyneton is hosting its annual Daffodil and Arts Festival from the 4th to the 14th of September. The big attraction for me is the open gardens.

Taking advantage of the fine weather, I visited two gardens today – Sunday, the 7th.

This post features Bringalbit, a farming property in the rural area of Sidonia.

The 1870s granite house sits in an extensive park with a lake and garden. The conifers and deciduous trees which were planted in the late 1800s are of stately proportions but the park and gardens are in need of renovation and rejuvenation. The fallen timber, the overgrown gully beneath the wall of the lake, the feral blackberries and the unpruned roses give the property a melancholy appearance. However, there are still things to delight the eye especially the surrounding country of rolling granite hills.

 

 

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Around the house. In addition to two peacocks, there were pea hens and other poultry free ranging about the place.

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Looking across the lake and across the paddocks.

 

 

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Sheep doing what sheep normally do – eating.

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2 Responses

  1. My family raised sheep on the first farm I remember living on (we rented the ground and homeplace). They really are lovely creatures. One of my favorite memories is when the sheep shearer came to gather wool. He was a jolly man and liked to tease us kids – we were really too serious for our own good!

    Lovely photos… the landscape is beautiful!

  2. Hi Lori, I am glad this post brought back some pleasant memories. I believe these sheep are Dorpers which are popular in this region. They are a meat breed and shed their wool so they don’t need shearing – so no jolly shearer I’m afraid.

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