+ We have been struck down with that dreaded flu that the whole universe seems to have got. I made it to work on Monday, but haven’t been since. One of the bonuses of living where your husband works, is that when sickness strikes he can be around to deal with children, so I have been fortunate to have sleep ins and afternoon snoozes. Poor Hannah sounded like she was about to cough up an entire lung, but fortunately is on the mend.
+ We are almost out of water! I know – it has been so wet, that we cannot work it out either. We use less water here than when we lived in the mountains (our toilet and garden water comes from the dam not the tank), but it is almost empty. Country Boy has been trying to find if there are any leaks, but so far nothing obvious. Yesterday he put the fire tank on the back of the truck and carted several loads of water from the tank near the machinery shed to our home tank so that we have enough. One of the things we need to do is get a bigger tank!
+ The days are starting to get a little longer now. It doesn’t get dark till 5.30pm and it is now light when I leave at 7.15 am. It is still a while before the days get long enough to appreciate the daylight, but if feels like spring may soon be on the way. The chickens evidently agree and have started to lay eggs again, after a couple of weeks of nothing. I actually had to buy a dozen eggs for the first time since January. Fortunately, for them, they seem to be on board now, which is just as well as Country Boy was considering giving them a pep talk with the axe!
+ One of the poddy lambs is constipated – not uncommon side effect of being formula fed, particularly if they have too much too quickly. The poor thing has had very little milk, and is walking around awkwardly. Country Boy got on the internet and found out what to do, so last night we gave the lamb an enema. You are most welcome to that visual – tell me I am living the dream!
+ Today is Meghann’s birthday. She is flapping with excitement – which is an unfortunate family trait, from my side of the family. She has unwrapped her presents and is currently sitting in her pjs on the floor building lego. We have made the cake, though to be honest, after Toby’s birthday on the weekend, I am a little over cake etc.