Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

The weekend of wind

…jeepers, I am seriously windswept after this weekend. It has howled in our neck of the woods, and mountains! And seriously I dislike wind like that. Fresh of the Antarctic, gusting and swirling, making everyone grumpy.

After a marathon week of baking for a friend’s daughter’s 21st, Saturday morning dawned, and we delivered cakes, biscuits and cupcakes, and then it was off to the mountains with us. We met our partners there, and after a cuppa, the boys got to work on the plot, they chopped a few trees, ringbarked a few others, and planted some new ones. We certainly are making progress now. Next plan is that with our next work party, we will get some labour in, to get to work on raking and clearing the wattle, so we can start to envisage this house we dream of.

Thandi had a whale of her time with her friends, and at least she didn’t scream like she did the last time we spent time with them. We left on Sunday morning, and she fell asleep on the drive, and woke up an hour later with a gasp and a wail, “I lost my friends!” So good to see her adjusting so well to the bigger kids. A few photo’s of the girl, to make my day…20130930-075930.jpg 20130930-075946.jpg 20130930-075821.jpgThis is her with one of the trees we planted, we are going to track its and her growth over the years, I think it’ll be a good observation!

And then I had to just share how beautiful things are looking there. This is a dogwood in full bloom… 20130930-075959.jpg

1 Comment»

  Renee wrote @

Nice when plans come together, and what a wonderful idea to keep track of her growth with the tree. I love to see that kind of progress.


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