Thought it was time to post about family stuff, just in case people other than my Mum are interested in what things are like here.
I only have one half decent pic from Nathan’s birthday (can’t post the one with his mates, privacy issues etc), but he had a great day. 14 now, and counting down the days till he can go for his learner drivers licence (I’m hoping for a law change to raise the age before his next birthday). The beauty of having a spare sleepout now that Matt’s out flatting, you can chuck the teenage boys out there and not hear them up all night talking and playing on the computer. Nathan has nice friends though, so it wasn’t any effort to have them over for the night.
A few pics from our visit to Staglands……………….
We never did find out what kind of bird this was.
A new artificial lake they have created since we were last there.
Cameron really enjoyed feeding the animals. That’s the bonus of going on a not very sunny day, that animals are hungrier.
Feeding the trout was awesome. They are massive, imagine the meal from one of those.
No more pics after that, the camera ran out of batteries.
Jack (the cat) managed to kill a Stoat a few days ago. It’s the first time I’ve seen one up close. vicious little buggers they are. Vermin. Pity they are so cute.
Cam dragged it round for a few hours before forgetting about it. Not scared of dead things here. It didn’t have any obvious injuries so it was a bit like a soft toy.
The two hens having chicks has had a big impact on Cameron. He’s made himself a few nests and pretended to hatch eggs, so when I took the Christmas tree down I gave him the stuffed birds from it so he could have chicks to play with.
Last night we had dinner out a friend’s place. They have a pond of tadpoles and frogs up the back of their property, so we traipsed up to have a look. It was an adventure crossing the river to get there (read water over the tops and filling the gumboots), but heaps of fun. There were lots of frogs. They still had their tails on, but had legs as well. It was neat watching them come up to the surface.
Oh, forgot to mention that Cameron locked me out of the house yesterday morning. I left him inside while I went to feed the critters and the little bugger got his stool and locked the door. Lucky Lilly was still inside. Time to make sure we have a spare key outside somewhere. Climbing fences is a favourite pastime now, playing with the outside taps, and climbing into the car if it’s not locked. Oh the joys of a 3 year old.