Healing Hmmmmmssss for the dad with the broken Shoulder and your Mum, Jilleroo.
Be careful with that bull Ken, I don't want to come on here and hear he has hurt you.
That happened with me with the satellite. It happened after rain. They came out a week later after a heat wave and he said he couldn't do anything because there was no water up there. I told him of course there was no water up there, in this heat you would not have any water left in a 44 gallon drum, let alone a bit up there. But anyway I told him while he was up there he could use a spray can I had that is for sealing pipes and I haven't had a problem since. I guess that spray won't last for ever so I will have to get up there some time and do it again.
I don't think I have updated for a while.
I went to the garden Show at Nambour with the Garden Club and I had an absolute blast. Better for me than Farm fest and because of working I did spend money.
I bought mum a 7 fruit Fruit salad tree and a water feature. I bought myself long ugh boots, the same water feature, water plants and carniverous plants and I bought bamboo for my friend. Plus a wisker for the kitchen that is easy to use and doesn't use electricity and a Clever Dick juicer for getting juice out of citrus.
Bamboo is more expensive than my friend wanted to pay and I know she doesn't have money to splash around, so at the first place I just took information as they were about 5 times what she wanted to pay. At the next place I managed to get 2 different kinds for $2.50 more than she wanted to pay so I will pay that for her. Then later I found Lucky Bamboo for 2 for $5.00 so I bought that. On the other side of the grounds an old lady asked about it and I told her how cheap it was and where to find it, then told her I would take her there. Then as she said she was too slow for me and I said I didn't mind as I had an hour before the bus I just said I would give her my 2 for $5.00 and I would go back and get another 2.
So I went back and gave the lady $5.00 and told her the story and while I was getting my 2 lucky bamboo she said grab another one while you are there for being so nice to the old lady. So now I have one for my Mum as well.
I do my Pilates now before I come on the computer in the morning. So I am doing it more days than not. As you know I sit at a desk for 9 hours a day and yesterday 4 hours on top of that. So 13 hours sitting, plus 8 sleeping!!! I don't do much before and after work other than feeding and I do it using machinery instead of muscle.
Well Sunday I got up and picked up a bag of cow manure for mum. Fed the heifers. Loaded the car with the stuff for mum. Loaded the boot with news paper. Shoved a bale of hay in. (Well most of it, it wouldn't fit!). Drove to Dalson Park and rode a horse called Jack, (I am much happier with my left hand), drove to Mum's where she had snaffled grass out of a dumpster and it was lying on top of rock and a weed mat.
I had brought a shovel and rake so using the shovel I removed the rock and just threw it on top of other rock. Mum said I couldn't do it as I would bugger myself, but I didn't want the grass to die and felt it didn't have a chance so I kept going. Once I had removed the rock, we cut the weed mat and transferred most of the grass to there so I feel it at least has a chance.
From there I took her to Bunnings and tried to take back the fake grass she had bought, but no. Because it has been cut they won't refund it. It doesn't matter that she bought it cut and didn't cut it herself. So I put that back in the car and sent Mum down to the garden section to get what she wanted.
I then went and bought her a can of worms and a watering can. We ended up with some pansies, a dianthus, a dahlia and a marigold.
We then went to Mums and picked up some bricks, an extension cord, some glue and several bags of horse manure.
Back to Mums and I put the coir block from the worm kit in water and removed more rock in two places, while Mum again raided the dumpster. She got top soil that must have been under the grass, heaps of greenery cut back from plants, gazanias, cushions, and a big red plant that I have no idea what it is. She said a lady also removed an orchid, so I told her she was too slow!!!!!
So I cut the weed mat in the two places. Put down newspaper, the bag of cow manure, greenery,the bag of leaves that Mum had brought earlier, horse manure, hay, greenery, horse manure and hay. I planted the fruit salad tree in one and the big red plant, the marigold and the dainthus in the other. Mum decided she would plant the pansies out the front and I told her to keep the dahlia inside until after winter.
I put down a $20.00 feed trough from FarmCraft. Put the bricks in, put the $39.90 water feature in and turned it on. A man turns a wheel that makes a water wheel move that drops water that lifts a lever and drops it in a bowl. Mum decided that he was milling Millet. On the other side water comes out and goes into a tube which when it is full it tips it out and then goes back into position with a clack. I saw that on Better Homes and Gardens and traditionally that is to keep the deer off your garden. It is made out of bamboo.
Mum loved it. So I have left her with the glue to put that together and got home just after dark.
..... And the reason I told you all that. The only thing I felt all day was a couple of twinges in my inner thigh after riding Jack - solely because I was doing Dressage in an All Purpose Saddle and not a dressage saddle and by a couple of twinges that is what I mean just a few and just enough to feel, not what I would call pain.
No aches, no pains, no nothing and that is a side effect of doing Pilates so I recommend it to everyone.
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