I'm a bit of a country girl at heart and so of course I had a great time at my brother's farm, 220 acres of big green hills with creeks that were overflowing big time when I got there (left my car at his neighbor's for a day.)
He had half a dozen cows having calves, in fact one was born half an hour before we got there and tottering around. He's got a few goats that hang out with the horses or cows to help protect them from dingos and wild dogs - since their Maremma 'guard' dog hangs out at the house lol!
My brother's always been mechanical and creative, and can turn his hand to anything. He built his own home from his own timber, a big games room and an amazing octagonal pergola with gorgeous views for having bbq's. (and damn it, I don't think I have a photo!)
While I was there I managed to outline a whole new series (will speak of that at a later date when it's actually started lol)! I guess being away from the house and relaxed really sets free the creative juices =)