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.






8 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!

    • Justice says:

      Azi am primit rezultatul prin metoda FISH. Este OK. Am inteles ca peste 2 ani se va renunta la amzneceitona si se va face acest test prin prelevarea de sange de la mama, din care se vor separa celulele fatului. Sper sa nu mai treaca nimeni prin ce-am trecut noi. Doamne ajuta!

  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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