Well this will get you up and going for the day, you have hopped out of bed, dragged on clothes, conned an almost 7 year old into wearing a tie,-but not managed to get him into a jumper even though it is about 3 degrees outside. You've optimistically packed it into his bag along with his lunch and reader, listened to your daughter moan a little about her tummy, had a coffee and the rest of DS' breakfast then headed out to do your chores..........
Notice how I keep saying "your chores? Well that's because today you can have a little virtual tour, a taste of my morning jobs around the place...and for those of you who regularly ask for more farm pics, there are a few of those as well.
Start by heading for the lambs, notice roundabout and wonder why it is that weeds grow so well and don't need loving care and attention-while plants do. Realise weeding should be on today's chores but...did I mention it was 3 degrees!
Add excitement to your day by making the lambs share one bottle to finish their feed, always a guaranteed laugh! Is that a kiss?
Walk back past sewing room and gaze longingly, also note the amount of stuff dumped at the door during house rejuvenation and add another chore to the "to do later" list. Wonder why the chore list grows like the weeds.
Now, you had thought that these chores were easy, but here is where the huge ethical and moral decisions start occurring. See that Clothes line, the 2 loads of washing in the basket could go there and no carbon would be added to the ozone but your fingers would freeze and they probably wouldn't dry and you would be putting them in the drier tonight anyway OR you could save time and put them straight in the drier and just decide to plant more trees at the end of the winter to make up for it. (More chores!)
Stash non-recyclable rubbish in bins for DH to take to Transfer station when they start to overflow!
Put recycling in it's containers in the shed and find a little surprise. This chook has had her photo in before, she was one of the very early chickens when I began posting and now 7 or 8 months later she is sitting on her own babies.
Empty the food scraps (hypothetically for the chooks) and then enjoy watching to see who gets them, the chooks or Archie.
This is Archie winning.
This is Detente, the gobbler is a little like a world political leader, easier not messed with!
A quick walk around the ewes lambing in the close paddocks. Hope you packed your coat and het, how about your birthing gloves?! (I was picking mushrooms in this swamp 2 weeks ago, now it is very wet, I am hoping I will be showing you swans on it soon. )
Head down to the Spring paddock. Notice the tracks? Sheep like to follow the same paths all the time, and often the same leaders.
Find a pair of Brolgas on the new crop coming up next to the wetlands. We gladly share the crop with these wild dancing, funny talking giants. Don't go to close, we want them to stay.
Some wheat poking it's head out as we go past. Remember to check how it is going so you can give a report that sounds educated and observant over coffee with the DH later! Then flatten the batteries on the camera (it can take over 300 shots and be left on a bit!!) and head back home to start the real chores!
So, why doesn't Tracey get more done....well I don't know the answer either!