Hello friends and family
After 2 days of hard graft with Chris and Hiltrun, I was tired so had a quiet Tuesday. Wednesday was my day to volunteer at the local resource recovery park, and the day Robbie the builder turned up at the section to begin the build of the shed. It is not going to be a smooth process! The pad is a bit close to the boundary – oh dear! I am going to have to apply for a resource consent.
I have a new fashion this winter – fingerless gloves. They let me use my cell phone and other touch devices, yet keep my hands warm. I tried full finger gloves at the Top Tip shop but soon found that I was having to take them off too often – back to the fingerless ones. Who would have guessed?
Thursday was town day and a very cold one. As it was raining I thought town would be empty – wrong! I think that half the farmers were in town because it was too wet and cold to work outside. The worst of the weather passed us by. I got some all-terrain tyres fitted onto my truck so that I can drive over wet grass to Barracouta Bay. We have much to do there – planting trees included.
This week I got in a new penguin and released another – still 5 in care. They are all doing well, but it takes time to come back from only half body weight to prime condition.
It is the shortest day! The only thing of interest in the garden are these Hazelnut catkins – let’s hope for a great crop next year.
Have a great week!