Life has been more manageable since the end of January. The long weekend in March was a bit full on. At one stage we had the carpark full of boats and caravans .
We are preparing for the Easter break and the school holidays.
We are still waiting for the zoning to be changed but in the meantime we have been working on plans for the new building.
The veggie garden has been consistent and we are now getting a selection of produce on a regular basis.
The blackberries are fruiting so we will be able to do blackberry ice cream
The cherry ice cream has been very popular.
The patch of Naked Ladies made a wonderful show in the carpark and lasted for a week or two brightening things up.
The gardens around the shop are also in full bloom making a pretty picture.
We have had a number of helpers over the last few months. Tom had a short visit with us and was a great help.
Our friend Eric used here as a base for his trekking around Tasmania. Every time he came back to us he helped with the veggie garden. We started to call it Eric’s garden lol! On one of his treks he brought back a wonderful Tassie Devil oven mit
Barb and Mike had a short visit right on zucchini Pickle making time . Together with Eric we had lots of fun.
Michaela and Jenny were here for a short time also. Michaela started on clearing the stones from the area we mow and Jenny gave the hen house a coat of paint.
Ren stayed with us for a few weeks. He was a lot of fun to have around. We took advantage of his language skills to get him to translate our menu into Chinese . Ice Cream 冰淇淋
He took over the garden from Eric who left for the next leg in his travels.
Before Eric left he tried to explain how to hitch hike. Ren decided he would try this new found knowledge to get to Hobart by sitting on the verandah – a picture tells a thousand words lol!
He ended up catching the bus!
We have finally completed our application to put the new solar water pump on crown land. It involved a lot of paperwork and photos of the pipeline and where the pump would be situated on the river bank.
With winter approaching we decided to add more blinds and an outdoor heater. We have had a few cool, wet days and so have had a chance to see how it works. Some evenings we have had it on for “happy hour” and it has been good.
After the cherries finished we changed our sign on the road to “Devonshire tea”. It has proved very popular.
We have also added two more items to the “Ponderings” – an Apple Crumble Cake
and a Spinach and Feta Muffin.
The cyclist are continuing to drop in. So we have installed a bike stand for them. It was a joint effort putting it together.
This one was a tandem bike.
The weather has been variable and given us some wonderful sunrises and sunsets.
However we have had some glorious days also
Life is good. Lester is still enjoying his big breakfast – Tassie salmon, home grown eggs and tomato!
We also got to enjoy a crayfish during the season .