Atherton Tablelands Accommodation News page for new and returning guests to see what's changed, what's happening, and what's new here at Barking Owl Retreat.
Hi again everyone,
Sorry I am a little behind in the news department at the moment. So much has happened here. To start we have some new boys. 8 Droughtmaster Steers pictured above. We also have some new Call Ducks (Mini Ducks) They also mingle with the wild ducks in the pond.
The Call Ducks all have names from Left to right above we have a wild duck, Snow, Missy, Channing, Ginger Meg, Rolly, and Egret. One of our young guests help name them. She also named the Pearl Guinea Fowl male Frodo!
The Call ducks wait at the front door every morning for breakfast and even come in the carport some days.
Unfortunately the new geese were not fond of our new ducks so we had to find them a new home so they have gone to a new Tableland Home as watch geese. Believe it or not to protect the owners against thieves!
The big news is Jaffa and Bear are having Australian Red Cattle Dog puppies. Well they have already been born as they came early. She had the pups the same night as the photo above. And she was still running around chasing balls that day. How did she fit 7 puppies in that belly? She had 5 girls and 2 boys. They are still white and it is hard to tell but there may be at least one blue one.
We will keep you posted with photos as they grow up.
Jaffa blinking for a photo! How cute!
Some recent guests got an awesome shot of one of the owls on the jetty posts above. I enjoyed an early morning run at Lake Tinaroo Dam and Danbulla National Park in September. What a beautiful day it was.
Last but not least we have some new vintage of our WA Barking Owl Wines which have proven to be popular as always.
Crocodile Trophy International Bike Race (www.crocodile-trophy.com) - 18th to 26th OCT
Taste of the Tablelands - 19th OCT
Oktoberfest - 26th OCT
Tablelands Folk Festival Yungaburra - 23rd to 26th OCT
Torimba Festival of the Forest (Ravenshoe) - 4th to 18th OCT
Kuranda Festival - 11th - 12th OCT
Walkamin Country Music Festival - 10th - 12th OCT
Opera in the Outback Undara - 9th to 11th OCT
Soldier On Triathalon Yungaburra - 9th NOV
Tinaroo Barra Bash - 31st OCT to 2nd NOV
Tableland Toy Run - 22nd NOV
Our News page will be updated from time to time as we improve and update Barking Owl Retreat to ensure all our guests have the most enjoyable time here! Last updated 22/10/14. Keep more up to date with our Facebook Page.
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Your Hosts Chris & Tanya Bassford
409 Hough Rd, Po Box 85, Kairi
Atherton Tablelands, Cairns Highlands
Far North Queensland, 4872, Australia
Phone/Fax 07 4095 8455
International +61 7 4095 8455
Mobile 0407 695 685 Email us here