Spring Into The New Season At The Church House

There is something incredibly refreshing about Spring. It heralds a time of fresh beginnings and new opportunities to start over. It also provides us with a time of quiet and reflection; to recharge our batteries before the busy season begins, and notice the changes taking place around us. So much has happened in the Church House recently, and it seemed like the right time to start our blog and share our news.


Some Firsts For The Church House

Agnes Waterfalls are looking spectacular now. We like to take a glass half full approach; therefore, we thank the torrential rains of late for the energy of the cascades. We recently hosted a  walking group  (Life’s an adventure tours – to become a monthly feature) to the Church House, and they were thrilled with the photo opportunities that the showers provided them ;nature in full bloom, and even novice photographers are taking some great snaps.

In another first for the Church House team, we prepared an entirely vegan and gluten-free meal for some special guests. Bellies were full, and feedback was great, and us vegan virgins got a real taste for a plant-based diet. Although not enough to be able to drag us away from munching on our home-made Salumi; the first attempt at making it and happy to say that it was a rip-roaring success.Salumi

We have big plans for the kitchen garden; we cook all of our own home-grown produce, which satisfies our guest’s tummies and our green fingers. The objective is to plant  regularly to sustain our day to day vegetable requirements. Soon we will also begin the harvest of the summer fruits to be poached to serve at breakfast, and create some beautiful conserves to complement our freshly baked bread and croissants.

Ewe and Lamb Feeding

The last ewe has just lambed giving us a total of 8 Spring lambs which are just divine. There is nothing like hearing a spontaneous “baaaaa” to break up the tranquillity of the Church House setting.

In more local news, our little town of Fish Creek is living up to its name of “arty capital” of Prom Country. Gecko Gallery has added a coffee shop to its offering; its little take on Melbourne coffee culture. Gibson’s a new restaurant has also opened, while The Paddock has taken the place of the previously popular 9-Acres.

There has been so much to be thankful for over the last few months, but with all the changes of late, the Church House team can feel the excitement in the air as our new chapter begins.