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.