It's been one hell of a year. Rain, mud (lots and lots of mud), Covid, floods, bouts of bad health, laneways washed away, and more bogged quads, utes and tractors than we'd like to remember. Plus there was a wedding thrown into the mix, too.
2022 will be a year not readily forgotten.
Good food. Great company. Big laughs. Udderly festive.
Image 1: "Say (blue) cheese!" - Steve and Rob model good dental and an azure dress code.
Image 2: "Just grin, babe" - Rachel and Ben taking one for the team as they find themselves seated at the Boss's Table at the Christmas Party.
Image 3: Eat, drink and be merry.
Image 4: "Team talk!"- Emily (standing), Eric, Belinda, Estelle, Ben, Rachel, Beau and Paula (seated).
Image 5: Jeht, Cathy and a festive-looking fiddle-leaf fig in the background.
Image 6: "You cannot be serious..." - Ros and Mal in listening mode.
Image 7: "Good beer-haviour" - Colin (aka Hemi) and Steve eat their greens.
Image 8: "Strike a pose" - Jodie and Carey-Ann attempt a selfie.
Image 9: "Tis the season to be jolly" - Carey-Ann, Estelle, Chris and his thumb, and Dave.
Image 10: Erin and Brad (bogged-quad extractor extraordinaire) mere moments before learning that Santa's sleigh got bogged on the farm.
Although the final photo isn't from the Chrissie Party, it captures a moment too good not to share:
Image 11: "A cowgirl gets her man" - Jodi marries Beau at the happiest wedding we've ever attended.
All that's left to say is a sincere thank you from Rob and Carey-Ann to every member of the farm team, and to their partners and families, for keeping the farms ticking over and our animals healthy, nourished and safe.
Merry-merry and a happy, healthy 2023 to all.