I have just returned from a couple of weeks visiting family. A lovely break! Our thanks to Anjte and Isabel for filling in for me to allow me to do this.
Lester will be off to do the same at the beginning of June.
Before I left there was bit of excitement.
We had a large coach stop in for ice creams.
Anthony was our fantastic helper at the time. He worked into our ways so well it was sad to see him go.
Coffee in your pocket!!! We had an interesting discussion about coffee bags – the latest trend in coffee.
The birds are starting to return. The green grass parrots are making themselves at home – they are probably the culprits eating the few strawberries that are still on the plants!
The red breasted finch has also returned.
Not to mention a wombat has made our paddock home.
Life has definitely slowed since Anzac Day. The weather has been beautiful. Cool mornings developing into magnificent sunny days. The traffic on the road has slowed to a steady trickle as everyone goes into hibernation for the winter.
We have made a start on clearing the large veggie patch for the winter. Our small area of winter crops are doing well and we are already picking kale.
The flowers around the shop have survived the couple of frosts.We have only lost a couple of plants so far.
However the frost makes a magical start to the morning.
The frog in the playground is feeling the frost and looks pretty in a coat of ice.
The pipe into the tank was full of ice also.
Speaking of weather . We had a strong wind one night and woke to find the chook house had blown over.
Poor ladies must have got such a fright!
To prepare for next season we have planted a grove of lavender and spread a few rose bushes around.
We are now working on the plans for the next stage which we hope to get finalised in the next week or so. This will allow us to make a start on building as soon as the re zoning in our area is signed off.
The fence has had a freshen up with two new signs.
The solar pump is just about ready. Just a few more parts to fit before it is operational. This will be great and will mean that we don’t have to keep watching the level of the tank. The solar hot water has been ordered and hopefully will be here very soon. It was a tricky operation. Adrian from DMS was very brave and went into the chilly river to place the inlet valve.