Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm still here!

I do realise it's been such a while since I last posted and I feel dreadfully awful about it.  You see, I've been so busy or so tired that I simply haven't really had the time nor the energy some days.

We have finally got the telephone and internet connected at home, so no more driving out to the library for me!  Other than to borrow books, of course.

Our little home is coming along nicely.

The Groom has re-meshed the fences with dog mesh to keep the hounds in.  The freedom they are now enjoying!!!  Joy oh joy!

I've still only got two vegetable beds up, one is full of corn and the corn is starting to, well, I don't know what the word is for it, but there are cobs forming on them.  It's exciting to watch them grow considering I've never grown them before.

The ensuite has been stripped of its internal walls, floors, ceilings and fittings.  The concrete corner spa bath was murderous to jackhammer out.  There is no chance of the house blowing away in a cyclone with all of the concrete in the house!  The Groom was the main demolisher, I just visited often with drinks of water for him.  There was just so much concrete dust flying around everywhere that after the first day I learnt quickly to cover up the bed with a huge tarp.

I've laid out a rough plan where I want the chicken house and yard to go.  I've laid old star pickets along the ground, it's roughly 13m x 12m - I've had to make allowances for trees and existing pickets alongside one side of the yard.  Now we have to make the chicken coop and put up the fences and scavenge around places for an old gate.  Then we will get the chickens.  I can't wait!

I am really itching to get some sewing done soon.  I would like to make some colorful bunting to string along the trees in the area where the chicken yard will be.  We have some lovely birds of prey in the area, and we found a sea eagle nest high up in a gum tree in the creek paddock, so I am thinking of ways to deter them from honing in on the chooks.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.  I can't make a full 'ceiling' of mesh for the pen because of the existing trees.

Well, it's another big day over for me.  This is the busiest time of the year for supply teaching and I'm taking all the work that is offered to me.  I am definitely looking forward to school holidays!


  1. Great to see you back! I was only wondering yesterday where you might have gotten to! Glad you're settling in well. Seems we are going through your long, drawn out sales process now. Our house is on the market (has been for a month now) and not a single bite! Frustrating!

  2. I was thinking about you to the other day!

  3. Thank you kind ladies! I've been popping in every now and then to see what everyone else is up to but just haven't had the time to write.

    EDM, good luck with your house. It's a funny market right now, isn't it? And the reports in the media are so conflicting that it is hard to judge what is happening. I think that now that the first home buyers rebate is over it will take a long time for house prices to stabilise before we see buyers come back.


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