Bush Cooking · Northern Territory · Working on the Road

A New Arrival

The other day some of the worker’s headed to Linda Downs (owned by the same people) to muster. They were gone overnight leaving a few of us behind to enjoy the peace and quiet. It made dinner time a breeze with less mouths to feed which for me meant less time in the kitchen. When they came back from Linda they had a new addition to add to the Tobermorey family.

A donkey.

It is yet to be officially named but there is all kinds of crazy names being thrown around. Names like Linda, Jenny, Donkey, Donkett, Georgina, May and god knows what else. I have been calling it Donkey for lack of a better name. Even though it is female I’m sure it won’t mind for now.

The New Arrival – The Donkey with No Name

Other than our new arrival we are settling in really well and are so glad we made the decision to come here and give it a go. It is starting to feel like home and everyone is really easy to get along with. I find most of my day doesn’t even feel like work and the early mornings aren’t bothering me that much. I am not normally a morning person so for me that is a big thing.

I thought to finish off today’s post I would list some of the food I have serving for the masses here on the station to tease your  taste buds. I am open to ideas and suggestions so feel free to comment with your feedback.

(I need all the help I can get)

Cakes etc

  • Orange Cake
  • Upside Down Pineapple Cake
  • Coconut Ice Cake
  • Golden Syrup Cake
  • Apple Cake
  • Apple Slice
  • Pikelets
  • Vanilla Cake
  • Passionfruit Cake
  • Apple Crumble Cake
  • Malt Cake
  • Plain Tea Cake
  • Jam Drops
  • Choc Chip Biccies
  • Vanilla Biccies


For dinners:

  • Curried Sausages
  • Pasta Bake
  • Braised Steak & Veges
  • Spag Bog
  • Gravied Sausages with Mash
  • Drover’s Special
  • BBQ
  • Potato Bake
  • Bacon & Egg Pie (for breakfast)
  • Fried Rice
  • Beer Damper
  • Beef Casserole

Tonight I am making Shepard’s Pie and a Golden Syrup Pudding for Desert. I better get into the kitchen and get cooking.