Christmas Time ’13

Well Christmas might be over for another year, but we still keep our tree up until the 6th January to follow the 12 days of Christmas and as a reminder that this is the Christmas break and we should relax, have fun, spend time with family and reflect and dream.

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Our families changed it up this Christmas, with Christmas eve at Garry’s sister and brother-in-laws house. I think this is the first time in my 36 Christmases that I have opened presents on Christmas Eve. It was weird but also fun. I think the kids enjoyed this new tradition as well. Being able to spread the fun of giving and receiving over two days was very enjoyable indeed. It definitely made it feel very Christmasy.

Not so many words in this blog as there are a few too many photos but I will let you ‘see’ our Christmas rather than read it. I hope you all had a great festive Christmas and that you are enjoying your break with family and friends by having great adventures and creating great memories.

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lets make us a vege patch

Some may say it is a bit big? Some have said ‘are we going into commercial production?’. Well both are kind of true. It is easy to make this ‘that big’ as we have the space, and not necessarily commercial production, more self sufficiency. With the space to rotational plant and to rest the ground. All this is good I hope.

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So the space for the vegetable patch has begun. Garry has been busy with the tractor. Cleaning out the old fence posts, digging up wayward tree roots and adding lots of organic matter to the very clayish soil.

We have also fenced the patch off. Hopefully to prevent or at least deter some of the kangaroos, rabbits, wild pigs or other animals thinking our tomatoes and watermelon look really tasty. I am not convinced it will be effective, but we have to at least put up some type of front against the attackers. Maybe that is why we have made it so big, half for them and half for us.

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to the rescue

With all the winter rain, the Blackwood was up really high, and flowing very fast. We had our little winter creek flowing across the paddock as well. So much water. We wandered down to the river to check out all the water and what did we discover, a kayak stuck in the ti-trees. Who owns it and where did it come from? Things we could find out later. First things first, we had to rescue it. But one small hurdle, it being on the otherside of the river how to get over there to pick it up. No trouble, if there is one random kayak stuck in the ti-trees then surely there are some more kayaks secured in sheds or verandahs of dwellings also with access to the river.

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Yes, after a chat to the men at the fireshed the next Friday evening, Garry had secured a rescue kayak. So down we went to the river on Saturday morning with the borrowed kayak to rescue the stuck kayak.

We weren’t really sure how we would approach this task so instead of thinking about a plan, we just got on with it. So struggling we got the first kayak down the muddy bank of the river, but without either of us falling in the mud. Then with a lot of rope tied up together and secured to the kayak, Garry set off upstream and across the river, with the hope that the river would push him back down and over to the other kayak. Yep it worked, and first time too, and our rope was long enough. It all went so smoothly, anybody watching would have thought we were professionals. We sort of.

With the rope secured the next task was to turn the trapped kayak over so I could pull it back. This sounds a lot easier than it turned out to be. In fact, trying to turn over a kayak full of water whilst in another kayak is actually really difficult, and a little funny. Garry nearly fell out whilst trying. So instead we tried just dragging it over upside down. It proved to be ok. Just a bit of heaving by me to pull it in and through the ti-trees on this side of the river was all that was required. Success.

No paddle, and half a broken seat but at least the hull was still ok and not battered. Now to get it back up the hill, both of them this time. It was a lot harder to go up and than down, but we weren’t going to stop here we had gotten this far.

Now to find its home. The next Friday at the fireshed, Garry found out whom it belonged to and kayaks all returned. Shame it might have been nice to keep, as paddling the Blackwood, when it isn’t raging sounds like fun.

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