• Changes at Barcoos and on Barcoos Website

    I’ve been Spring Cleaning Barcoos Farmstays Website, and there’s more to come once I learn how to edit the program! – Mostly updating photos, not game to try that yet! The online booking page has been simplified & hopefully now…

  • A Meditation Retreat – Vipassana – Blackheath.

    A brief summary of my “failed” attempt at a Meditation Retreat. Firstly – This is not a ridicule of the Retreat or of the philosophy of Vipassana Meditation. I’m sure for those able to persevere it can & is a…

  • From Barcoos Barn to Newman. WA

    During the last 3 weeks Farmer Ken & Elaine have been taking a drive across some of Australia’s more remote areas. With the trusty farm ute (that is protesting!) and our Trayon Camper on the back we have covered 5249klms,…

  • Preparations to drive across the Centre of Oz.

    Time for Elaine & Ken to take a break driving across some of Australia’s more remote desert tracks, explore part of the Canning Stock Route & the Pilbara Region, Ningaloo Reef, Karajini National Park, plus lots of other waterholes, gorges…

  • Big Nellie

    Big Nellie astounds me!!! Grandaughter Izzy has problems with her pony Zara when it comes to water jumps, so today Gary rides Nellie to show Zara that it’s OK to walk through water. I have owned Nellie (Australian Draught Mare), …

  • Natural Horsemanship

    Time to start working on the “Blogs” for Barcoos Farmstay webpage. Raining cats & dogs at the moment so shut up inside. Last week I spent 5 magic days at Leconfield Cattle Drives in the hills above Tamworth. I took…