Three Sleeps To Go





until the latest surgical rearrangement of my innards.


all the Carer arrangements are in place.

David will have live-in Carers,

the dog is going to stay with his extended family at Emu Creek;

David’s Carer is going to look after the goats,

and the cats will pretty much look after themselves [ so long as appropriate tributes are made in the shape of fresh kibble ]


I’ve spent the last week keeping frantically busy, partly it must be said, so that I don’t have too much time to dwell on things, and also because there’s been a buttload lot of stuff that needed doing.

There has been mass murder of weeds and the re-woodchipping of one of the garden beds

Further wholesale slaughter of a couple of acres of serrated tussock [ shoulder high very invasive grass ] It is generally not a good idea to stomp around in high grass once the warmer weather hits and certain reptiles of the brown-and-slithery variety wake up.

Some of this was accomplished by caprine means but mostly it was done by hand … and no, I’m not totally insane. I’m perfectly happy to peg the goats out and let them munch their way through enormous amounts of greenery , but there are huge swathes of this block that are home to various species of very tiny and very beautiful [ and apparently very tasty ] native lillies and orchids, so I choose to decimate those areas myself.

The bonus is that I get  to bonfire whatever I don’t lug up to the goats.

The inner pyro has been very happy this week.

In addition, I made it to quilting on Friday, dance class on Monday, knitting at Daylesford today, AND still managed to fit in a visit to Emu Creek.

There may also have been a weekend visit from Nadie, Chris, and friend Natalie.

This MAY have involved a lot of fun, laughter, sewing, and knitting, on the part of myself and the girls, and some furniture haulage [  some down to Melbourne, and some on the return leg up here ] by The Boy. I know who got the better part of that deal.

Anyway I may leave the photos of the weekend’s creativity for another day, and leave you with some scenes from Emu Creek.

kids in the kitchen

This is Ms Shi, who was a little put out that Brenda and I were inside snuzzling very new baby goats

I can see you in there you know!

Catsmum with ‘hospital hair’ and a cute kid




Baby goat cuteness is not to be ignored


A certain little madam then proceeded to decimate Brenda’s atrium to teach us a lesson. Please note Bear studiously looking the other way so he won’t be blamed for not stopping her.






7 thoughts on “Three Sleeps To Go

  1. Margaret Uttting says:

    All good wishes for a very speedy and comfy recovery. Love, Peg x Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:11:18 +0000 To:

  2. rosered says:

    Busy times! Hope it all goes well.

  3. Marcie says:

    This time next week, will be very good 🙂

  4. Good luck with your surgery! I will be thinking of you and sending healing thoughts your way!

  5. Mandy says:

    Hope all goes smoothly with the surgery and that you recover quickly.

  6. Lynne says:

    Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.

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