She is our new Miniature Dachshund and we are all completely smitten.
Maude – who is presently the size of a large rat – spends her days adventuring. Given half a chance she’s out patrolling the farm with Lucy and the King of Môreson, our other Miniature Dachshund, Snoop-la-Poop. Lucy has already taught her how to:
We’re having to keep a close eye on this one, she’s got trouble written all over that cute face. Yeah,[gallery link="file" columns="2"]
she is naughty with a capital N.
Môreson - our family farm - holds the most special place in my heart. I, along with my three siblings, grew up here. The four of us spent years playing farmer on our plastic tractors, some of us clearly more genetically suited to this role than others.
We lived by a few simple rules: if it was high it was meant to be climbed; if it was a fruit or looked vaguely edible it was meant to be eaten; and if there was even a ray of sunlight we'd still be out exploring every part of Môreson.
The four of us have long outgrown the plastic tractors. I've graduated to real-life farming equipment. My brothers - Blake and Dane - have replaced man-made tractor noises with Courtnall Williams and Sons, an exciting new wine related business based in the UK. And my sister, Charley, our resident free-spirit, has somehow landed herself the temporary role of Administration Assistant. She's doing daily battle with the accounts and regularly slaying all kinds of general ledger demons. If you call Môreson it's likely you'll have a chat to Charley.
When the four of us get together on the farm (which doesn't happen as often as we wish it did) we're reminded of just why we love Môreson so much. It is a place children spend hours splashing around the water features and exploring, just like we did so many years ago. It is a farm were families lounge over long lazy lunches. It is a winery where wines are patiently and lovingly crafted from vines that have grow for years. It is our home and we feel privileged to be able to share it with you.
We've got a whole lot of pictures from the 2011 Bastille Festival. If you'd like to check them out you'll find them on our Facebook page.
They're super-fantastic ... probably because they include a guillotine, our winemaker in an incredible moustache and JP in an unforgettable goatee.