Sunday, June 14, 2009

rain and frosts

We got our wish granted over the last week with heavy rains, dragging this year's rainfall closer to average and now only borderline drought conditions. The newly seeded lawns are flourishing despite a couple of heavy frosts, and our water tank volumes are not quite so critical.

Fencing still at an impasse, so Marley has not yet arrived. Georgie has sourced us 3 pregnant ( hopefully) Wiltshire ewes to keep him company so we should have our mini flock soon.

Ten days of sorting out the large shipment from overseas- somewhat thwarted by having both cottages full all week so we were unable to dump pieces of furniture into them. We were very lucky to acquire a shed the size of an aircraft hangar in which to temporarily house the surplus.

From Protea Farm 1

'Making the beds' was another task- we only shipped headboards and footboards, so timber was purchased and all our power tools put to good use.

From Protea Farm 1

Another major job was to build a stud wall to partition the office from the house so that we could rent out the house as a separate entity, so we can add another skill to our repertoire.

The first party to rent this house are due mid-July so we thought we had plenty of time to get it ready, but the guest phoned last week requesting an advanced viewing today so we have been working overtime to get it fixed up and ready to be inspected.

Finishing touches today and hopefully the house will be acceptable.

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