One job we did get onto was burning up the piles of dead wood after we had the dangerous trees removed.
Look - here is one of our bonfires.
The fires smouldered for days and have now finally gone out. Fortunately the weather here has been much cooler recently and it had finally got to a stage where we felt safe having fires near the house.
Yesterday we had a brisk breeze blowing and The Farmchildren decided there was only one thing for it. Kite flying.
We all got in on the action.
|Don't Let Go|
Living on a farm all their lives has meant The Farmchildren are quite creative when it comes to finding their own entertainment. Farmgirl however reached new heights (and those of you that know her in real life will know that is really something...) when she decided that her relatively new gumboots needed a work out. The only problem was lack of rain meant lack of mud. Needless to say this did not stop our intrepid Farmgirl. She made her own rain.
And she really gave her new boots a work out.
|Mud - You Can See Where I Emptied All The Mud That Was Inside Too!|
I have just had a look at the rain photo - it is taken in a very undone bit of our garden - sorry! To make myself feel better I dug up this photo of that bit of the garden when we first moved in.
|Weeds And A Leggy Bottle Brush That Was Rotten In The Middle And Fell Over|
While it looks green and lush that is only due to the waist high weeds. And the tree fell over and snapped off not long after the photo. It was rotten in the middle. I can remember the morning I snapped that photo - it all seemed a bit overwhelming both inside and out! Almost two years down the track and the inside is well and truly under control and we are starting to make inroads on the outside. Finally.
Anyway - thought I would throw up a random rose shot to end my Monday morning ramble.
This rose was suggested by Jenny over at The Lime Walk. It is the deepest coloured rose in my golden rose garden. I love it.
Hope everyone has a great week. School holidays here - I am about to try and sell "planting more broccoli seedlings in the vegie garden" as a school holiday activity to The Farmchildren. Wish me luck.