News and stories

There is never a dull moment here at Dayvinleigh, beyond the vineyard there is the daunting but hugely rewarding wetland project that needs tackling, the ongoing list of landscaping tasks, planning a new venture on the bottom terrace and growing the Johnston tribe of fur children.

The following is a collection of news, stories, articles and musings, enjoy...

In the heat of summer Kevin ensures he always has his pager on him and a vehicle at the ready for the dash to the station if the alarm sounds. It doesn't take much for a fire to start in the countryside and every second counts to get on top of it before it gets out of control. But fires are just a small part of the job of volunteer fighters in communities like ours. They are also first responders to medical emergencies either to get there in advance of St Johns or to assist them if the situation requires it. The crew also respond to vehicle accidents and as we live on a State Highway we definitely see our share of those.


No matter what the hour or the circumstance Kevin leaps into action to respond to callouts along with attending training every Monday night. It's a big commitment but one Dayvinleigh is proud to support as part of our sustainably commitment to: Empower and support our team to act as proactive and responsible members of the community both in the work and home life.


Twas the week before Christmas, time to pimp up the house

and unwrap the balls, scored at half price from Warehouse

The 22 year old tree, still hanging in there

Tracy can’t bear to part with it, had it since their wedding year.

Stereo on, Adele blasting loud

Tracy singing badly, luckily there’s no crowd

Suddenly an idea springs into her head

Kevin heard the laugh, it filled him with dread.

Out she went running with Santa hat and stocking

Hugo took one look and just knew it would be shocking

Santa hat on and sock filled with straw

Hugo the donkey started to thaw.

He took it all with good grace

And even managed to keep a straight face

After all it is Christmas

and a donkey in a Santa hat is simply delicious.

So from the Johnston’s we say, Merry Christmas one and all

It’s holiday time, so if your passing give us a call

We can share a drink, while we sit on the deck

If you are busy, no worries, we’ll take a rain check



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