• LIFE •

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”

- Abraham Lincoln

My niece is only 13 years younger me. Her Mum (my older sister) is 13 years older. My Grandma, My Great Aunty and my Mum also had the same age gaps between them. So, it's not unusual for a large family like ours to be close within the spread of generations. Ike & Moss, much like my older siblings, are growing up and sharing some amazing life experiences with their second cousins. Experiences such as this, where we went to Deathrow Unchained Animal Rescue for my great niece's 2nd birthday. A place where Moss met the Apple of his eye, (literally a horse named Apples and a place where Ike was most unimpressed with the name of "Deathrow" but did give the tick of approval upon finding the chook pen. All was forgiven and we toured a beautiful rescue sanctuary together. We spent a few hours touring the farm, meeting the animals and getting sprayed with mud by the pigs. We enjoyed a packed party box lunch and even a snow cone. [Thanks to my wonderful niece!] This place was authentically raw and run with passion, completely by volunteers. Located 20 minutes from Brisbane's CBD. DRU are 100% committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of neglected and mistreated animals where they now enjoy life in their animal sanctuary.

Aurora was the first completely blind cow that arrived at DRU.

Himalayan Salt Lick Block so livestock can get trace elements that they need.

Mossy liked his mate Kyle. Kyle maybe not so much liking Moss...

Check out Elvis-Square! Big boy...showing off his gorgeous looks.

I got a little excited to get a photo with Elvis. Lara's son, out like a light. Missed the whole Elvis occassion.

Moss also excited about meeting Elvis.

Apples, a horse blind in one eye and the oldest horse on the farm. She was beautiful and the "apple of Mossy's eye".

Ike's favourite was the chooks.

Pierre getting a feed.

The memories made, will last a lifetime. So much joy was had at this farm by not only the animals rescued but by us on the tour as well. A place where our children can learn and experience...All from a small piece of land... What a great way to celebrate a birthday and life itself.

- x.

To view more of my journey on instagram please visit @caleyashpole.