Mac’s Backyard

Posing for photos….

by Marketing Manager Mac

Dave is still dragging me out for walks around the vineyard even in the freezing cold. I don’t think he realises that it’s bloody cold up there. I know it’s perfectly OK for the vines until they ‘burst into life’, as Dave calls it, but not so great for this old pooch. I did watch…

Let there be light!

by Marketing Manager Mac

Well it only took 3 months I suppose. Lots of my favourite sniffing zone was dug up, and Dave spent an eternity digging holes, lifting poles, poking and prodding. Finally I get it. Dave was putting some lights up to help me find the kangaroo poo at night. Brilliant. Slow, but brilliant nonetheless. The problem…

Mac’s Moving Feast

by Marketing Manager Mac

Well Dave has excelled yet again! I followed him out to the gate to put a new sign out. Talk about mission impossible – I kept trying to tell him to tie it down. Afterall, you didn’t have to be Einstein to know it was a bit blowy. We almost parachuted down to Gundaroo. Anyway,…

New job as a cleaner

by Marketing Manager Mac

I swapped roles today. Dave took me down to do my usual host job – I took one look at it and said ‘Dave you’ve got to be joking!’ 60 adults and 60 kids running riot. Dave called it an event; I call it chaos. My best option was probably to hide under the table…

Lights, action

by Marketing Manager Mac

They dragged me down to the cellar door on a very cold night. I wasn’t sure what was going on, but turns out there were a bus load of crazy people all dressed up in furs (think they were trying to be like me!) arriving for what they called ‘Christmas in July’. The leader of…

Pruning

by Marketing Manager Mac

You’re not going to believe this, but I think Dave might finally be getting his act together. How long has it taken for him to realise that the only real value in his beloved grape vines is to make sticks for me! Finally. We spent a whole morning walking up and down the vines –…

All this talk about cool climate wines!

by Marketing Manager Mac

I’ve got to tell you it’s not cool in Gundaroo – it’s bloody cold. The pour vines have had a haircut too. Imagine how they must feel! It was never like this in Newtown in my old stomping ground. Dave still insists on dragging me out for a morning walk in the middle of winter,…

The Fuss about Grapes

by Marketing Manager Mac

I don’t really know what all the fuss is about with grapes. For a start, I am not allowed to eat them, although I do munch on the prunings from the vine from time to time. But basically they’re no fun at all – too small to play with and Dave says we are just…

Tractor Trouble

by Marketing Manager Mac

Dave is always getting into trouble on the tractor. He seems to have the car permanently hooked up to it with these big red leads. There is always something not working right. I think he should ditch it and get a pack of my mates to pull stuff around. Whatever happened to dog power anyway?…

Vinyl records

by Marketing Manager Mac

Dave is obsessed with old stuff. It all started with what he calls vinyl records – some sort of plastic discs that are no good for chasing at all but produce music when he puts them on a machine of some sort. I wasn’t so keen – seemed like a waste of time and space…