First up, thanks to all my fantastic regulars who left comments or suggestions regarding the quilt on my last post. I’ve decided the 8 inch squares are going to be turned in a disappearing nie patch with chocolate-brown sashing, the quarter square triangles, I’ll decide on them later. I got some sewing done today, which felt really good. I quilted one of the quilt tops I had completed a few months ago. Now it’s just waiting on binding.
Yesterday was a hive of activity round here. We had some 20m gum trees on the roadside fence line. Just waiting for a big wind to push them onto the road like the previous ones. Seeing as 120-140kph winds are fairly regular here we decided to get them cut down. One of our neighbours came and dropped the lot (one or two for us, the rest he is taking away in exchange for some lambs). Took them all day to drop the trees, there were about 50 or 60 huge gum trees. Now we have light instead
During the day……………
The view this morning………….
From the other side of the paddock looking towards the house this morning……….
The house, bathed in early morning sunlight……………..
Such a difference!!! Today was the first time after a frost that the house wasn’t freezing cold till lunchtime, we didn’t need to light a fire this morning. It means that when it’s really frosty and the cold water header tank on the roof freezes, it should unfreeze when the sun comes up, instead of not till about 11am. We didn’t notice any difference in road noise and we are planning on replanting along the boundary with natives that grow to about 3m in height.
While all the work was going on in the paddock Ian was kept busy with jobs he wanted to complete before going back to work tomorrow, one of which was to harvest the pumpkins we were growing. This was a good haul for us. We had Pumpkin and Lentil curry for lunch, yum!
Our dog Snow has been on holiday for a long time, almost 2 years. Lovingly looked after by Mum and Kev. A week ago she came home, to stay. Cameron was over the moon, as was Nathan. I was a bit ho-hum, but had been missing her recently. I’m pleased to say it’s like she was never gone, she has all the good manners I taught her still :-) We are so lucky she is such a patient and gentle dog (when shes’ not chasing a ball or frisbee). She has to put up with Cameron playing doctor with her, listening to her heart, taking her blood pressure, looking in her ears, getting lots of hugs and being told what to do by a 3-year-old. But she (Snow) has been great and loves the attention.