Heaps learnt, heaps consolidated. I'm still as determined as ever that the only way to fix this mess (and it really is a mess) is to change individual lifestyles. We need to stop producing polluting gases and we need to do it now!!
We've also traipsed down to Melbourne to the VCAT hearing regarding a wind farm near us. We really want to see it go ahead...
On the home front I've been getting help in the kitchen...
In the garden I've been trying to keep planting on a regular basis. Trouble is, I'm running out of room! Oh, and we're still getting occasional frosts which is really frustrating because it's time to get my summer veggies in the ground. Hubby's expanding my garden for me today. Thanks Hubby!
In the orchard we've been having a terrible time. A couple of weeks ago one of my chooks died suddenly one evening. She was quickly followed by two more overnight and one the following day. We called the vet to investigate and we quarantined ourselves at her recommendation. I thought we were going to lose all of them but the others recovered, thankfully. We were very disappointed to lose the rooster. We were going to start breeding soon.
That wasn't the end of our poultry disaster. The dogs (who never touch our chooks) killed one of our new ducks and then one of the recovered chooks got her leg caught between two poles and broke it. We also have a gosling that can't walk properly. We're caring for him inside overnight and trying to leave him outside on warmer days.
Now we have a chook, gosling and duck in our 'intensive care' dome in the yard! Mind you, when I let them out for some exercise, they seem well enough to find the veggie garden!!
So now I can put the course and chook illness behind me. I'm going to take a deep breath and then I suppose I'd better start thinking about Christmas.
What's keeping you busy?