Its been a week since we arrived back at the shed in Gulgong. A lot of slashing of grass and fencing has been going on since our arrival. There are scotch and saffron thistle growing in abundance every 2cm around the property. We couldn’t even get to the outhouse without whipper snipping a path there! Its been a few months.
One of the priorities was to get more fencing done. Eventually there will be a lane-way with several paddocks fenced off to the side. Its slow progress, not being here most of the time but in between bouts of rain its improving.
The weather has alternated between very hot with flies sticking to our backs and cold with two jumpers on and no flies (I think I like the cold better), with the wood heater in the shed on most nights.
I haven’t captured a sunrise yet. There was some great colour yesterday morning but by the time I got up ready to go (5 minutes I swear!) it was gone and replaced by cloud then proceeded to rain most of the day. The first night there was a great sunset and I thought oh there will be more and that has been the only one…..
There are five lambs in the paddock belonging to a motley crew of Dorper sheep (they shed their wool), they look like dark chocolate mixed with white and stirred around. I have never seen such sheep before, one of the lambs almost looks like a calf with its black and white coat.
So no great landscapes but a lot of hard work and an infected finger to show for it (and that was done doing housework). So ends another week at the shed. We have a few days to go and hopefully we will put in some trees to plant along the road leading up to the shed.
We will see what the weather holds. It was a foggy morning today but that will clear soon, and maybe we will have a sunny day and the flies will rejoice and come back to celebrate on our faces and backs and waving madly!