Life is still busy despite the pressure of shearing being over for the year. FIL turns 60 this week, and so we are planning a birthday party on the weekend. After work today I am doing a mammoth grocery shop in preparation. I have also planned our meals for the next four weeks as well, so I am expecting about 3 shopping trolleys to get it all.
In two weeks time, FIL and MIL head off on a 3 month adventure around north west Australia in their camper van, leaving us in charge of the farm (scary).Winter is the slower time of year, making it a good time to leave (also escaping the cold sounds good!). Lambing will happen while they are away, so we may have a few poddy lamb to deal with (lambs that have been abandoned by their mother).
The casual teaching position which I have been doing, has been extended to the end of the year. I really enjoy the job. My colleagues are easy to get along with, and the students are generally well behaved. Discipline is a lot easier than at my previous school. The only down side to the job is that it is so far away. The days are short now. I often leave as the sun is coming up (after scraping the ice off the windscreen), and don’t get back until it is setting. I am now carpooling with another teacher who lives a little closer, and it certainly makes things a lot easier .
|My father took this photo at my brother in law’s wedding – love it!)|
Country Boy has been busy with our vegetable garden, getting wood, and doing the myriad of other things that keep our life on track.
|I have this funny shelf in the kitchen – finally found something which looks good to put on it!|
When we first moved here, I looked forward to the quiet time of year. I have already come to the conclusion, that there is no such thing as a quiet time. There is a rhythm, and what needs to be done changes constantly, but there is no time when it is really quiet.