First of all a quick show & tell… my new bag! I like the heftier padding at the back, so now when I stuff my camera, three lenses, lunch, drink, extra clothes etc etc in there, they won’t dig into my back forcing me to repack once or ten times!
I took it on a walk today – happy with it as its very comfortable. Its going to make a good day pack when travelling Japan (in a month! Gulp)
And a duckling update:
I rang the wildlife carer today – I was a bit nervous asking if any of our little bats survived. But apparently the last three are not only surviving, but thriving! And they are Mountain Ducks – not what I reported before.
So that’s pretty fantastic! So glad we had some success in ‘Operation Chase Ducklings All Over Flowerdale’
In between the rain & wind today, we got a bit of sunshine too… so we escaped out for another hike.
Jeff decided to load up and test out his travel bag to see if it would make a good extended hiking pack
Along the top of the first part of the track we encountered our first snake of the season! It mostly wriggled away, but left its tail hanging out of the grass so I could get a photo.
This is a tiger snake bottom.
I think they reside within the top 10 venomous snakes in the world (said with a note of pride in voice) but I pretty much trust them to move away when they feel you approach. I have never had a hassle with them even though I have accidentally come quite close (not least the bathroom incident!!!)
I think they are beautiful. If we see them we stop and give them every chance to glide away before continuing our walk.
“So husband dear, in that ridiculously large pack you are lugging about, is there a medical kit handy?”
“Oh good… so glad I am hiking with a Nurse”
Small beach things…
A different sand pattern
Tiny wildflowers are also popping out
Back home, I had let my lettuce out for the day!
I seem to have lost another random plant, but overall I am REALLY pleased with their progress!
The remaining lettuce seedlings in the original container are fabulous and really needs a home. Or I will be eating them soon!
My green manure has appeared too!!
I think there will be plenty of time for it to grow up a bit before I dig it back in so I can plant the corn!
Rhubarb-knowledgeable people… is it too late to transplant this?
Also, in exciting news… I see the start of some cherry plums!! yay!
The final garden related task of the day was to get into the shed and salvage the last of the potatoes.
Despite the poorer harvest last season, we have been eating our own potatoes for 10 months. Not too shabby!
I knocked off the sprouts and took the ones that weren’t too wrinkly and pathetic. I suspect the chooks will get some leftover potato mash from my reject pile over the next few weeks!
Soon comes the terrible wait for the new potatoes! (I love potatoes!!)
Hope everyones weekend is amazing!