Friday, March 30, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
This song and video will be very important during this Year of the Farmer don't you think?! We need all the help we can get to keep our farming community prospering. Here on our farm we have 3 generations working together - my father in law, my husband and our 17yo son. Is there many other family farming operations where this is also true?
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Of course I jumped at the opportunity because Fiestaware is not available in Australia and it costs an absolute fortune to have it freighted here.
I met Cheryl in Melbourne over the weekend when we were there to watch the Moomba Masters Water Ski Tournament. The Fiestaware is in perfect condition and includes an 8 piece place setting plus 4 extra dinner plates, a pitcher, 2 platters, 3 serving bowls and a butter keeper. I'm thrilled to bits and we used it last night for Emma's birthday dinner!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Emma has been at home for 2 weeks now because of the recent NSW flood event affecting most of the state. Her school was flooded over the weekend, but no serious damage was done to the buildings or utility services. School will start again on Monday with most students able to get back to school although there are still roads closed with flood water and damage to the road surface.
The teachers had emailed school work out to the kids so it wasn't completely wasted time! Emma also passed the test for her Learner Driver Permit so there's no stopping her now!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Well we did get flooded in and couldn't get home until Sunday afternoon. Here is some of the flood water we drove through. Our house and farms were perfectly safe as we live on much higher ground.
This is the back of Jason and Kellie's house on Sunday morning. There is normally no water there!
The 40th party was a lot of fun, but not long after we'd eaten the main meal, the SES said that all roads out of town would be cut within half and hour with flooding and anyone who needed to get home had better leave now! Well, that thinned out the crowd by 50%!
So did Jane, Kylie Mole and Jesus
Friday, March 2, 2012
Here's what I've come up with today.