It's raining, it's raining, tra-la-la. Lovely lovely rain which has been steadily falling for most of the afternoon, filling the tank and giving the ground some needed moisture. The temperature dropped accordingly and we happily donned ugg boots and cardies.
We've had a busy week, with 3 days of it spent in Perth catching up with family and friends. Our other main mission was to clear up the remains of a big acacia tree we had to cut down about 18 months ago, as it was growing at such an angle over the driveway that we couldn't get any big trucks onto our property. The main trunk was chain sawed up at the time, but the awkward top of the tree with its many itty bitty branches, we dragged to an out of the way spot and left it. Over time the grass has grown long around it and we kept reminding ourselves that not only did it look like crap and was probably a lovely place for snakes to live, it was also not in keeping with fire safety management.
Our mission is to become as self sufficient as possible, but as we are starting from nothing, we will have to wait a few years for fruit trees to grow big enough to produce, and there is a lot of work ahead building up our sandy soil with manure and compost so we can grow lots of veggies, but for now we are enjoying a small but very yummy tomato harvest from a tiny tiny area for growing. Remember the King George Whiting Steve caught last week? That's them on the plate and they were delicious! We also resurrected our bread maker and filled the shed with the delicious smell of bread cooking. It was a very nice meal. :-)
Steve also did his handyman thing and strung up a light outside the shed. We are still getting used to the novelty of having power here, and realised the other day that it's a pain in the bum not having light outside and what could we do about it now we were in the modern world and had electricity at hand. I can now water my pot plants AND drink my wine at night and see what I am doing - thank you Steve. :-)