I love The Beach in winter. We have decided to squeeze in a quick few days at The Beach to try and have a little break before the chaos that will be moving house. The Farmchildren are loving it. Riding bikes and playing outside between showers of rain.
Even in mid winter it is usually mild here, but not this time. I have used all our fire wood in 2 days. Instead of lighting the fire in the evenings as an excuse for a cosy glass of red wine, it has been going non-stop all day. Yesterday I gave in and bought a bag of firewood after getting my head around the fact that one smallish bag cost $20. Farmboy has now decided that he should be paid for his wood collecting assistance at home on The Farm...
I thought I would be sick of winter by now but I'm not. By the end of last summer I was completely sapped as it was so long and hot and dry. I'm not ready yet to go back to temperatures in the 40s and endless dust. Knowing the rain is so good for our business also makes it much easier to tolerate.
So this Farm Family is rugging up and relishing their winter holiday.
|Very Wintery Beach|
(Also - apologies for the fact that I am not commenting on many blogs at present. The internet arrangement I use at The Beach House is painfully slow at the moment.)