No worries Ken.
My Birthday today.
We started off at the Bowls Club for breakfast yesterday. Mum and my sister came after picking up Mum's new car in Beaudesert and the lady and guy who helps us with our hay came. He also brought his son and a friend of his son's so there was 7 of us all up.
A very nice breaky. People were leaving as we arrived and we were the only ones in there until we left and 2 others turned up. They said they had 270 booked for this morning for Mother's Day. (Hubby and Papa just arrived back from going into Town and said that there are vehicles everywhere at the Bowls Club this morning).
The lady who helps us with our hay and I then went to the Weekend Markets. I bought a triple bird house and have put it in the tree in the front yard so maybe some birds will like it or maybe not for $12.00.
I also bought 2 gardening books for 50cents each and some clips to put on my pot plants in the water garden, a pineapple and some bananas.
I then came home and hung out my washing and figured it was too hot to go to the local Show yet so I stayed to wait for hubby and Papa to come home. I put on the TV and promptly fell asleep.
They arrived home and we went to the show. Here is a couple of photos of the scarecrow I made. One before going to the Show..... ah nuts that one is on the works camera. It shows his legs and boots and gloves. I will have to send it to me from work, but I won't be able to do that until I am moved back into my office and have the card reader back.
Here is one of him at the show. The Salesman said he was the biggest Attraction for them all day.
We stayed for the Night Entertainment and it was mostly like a Speedway, which was quite boring for me after a while. I prefer animals or farm equipment to racing machines. First they raced motorbikes, (which went for aaggeeesss) then go carts, then lawnmowers, then quads. then lawnmowers, then a jet powered quad, Which actually wasn't as fast as the other quads probably because not long enough in a straight line, but sounded like a big plane and the fuel is astronomically priced and a full tank lasts 3 minutes!!!! He also could make flames come out the back. Then the final for the lawnmowers.
I enjoyed the hay stacking race which I hadn't seen before and the calf scruffing, the monster truck was a bit different to the racing. The fireworks went for ages. I did put my head on hubby's shoulder and close my eyes during the night -several times, then came home, slept well and didn't wake until after 7am when the breakfast horn was rung.
This morning I have been up and tackled the orchard. It started with 4 foot grass which I mowed in the dark with my new lawn mower a couple of times after dark.
I have had a look for a before photo, but haven't really found one. Here is the one I put up of the Spider Lillies so you can see that the grass is starting to grow outside the garden and with no lawn mower it continued to grow.
Then I put down papers
Then I raked the grass already mown and put on top of the papers and that meant that I was able to mow again as the mower would no longer be choked by the loose grass
Remember I said I was gong to put the Cana Lillies in the water garden? and I thought they might die as I had taken so long to do so? Well here it is and the red and yellow canna lilly has bloomed this morning.
I still have to figure out what I am going to do with the outside of the tub so as it blends in with the surroundings better.
I was lucky I had finished putting the first lot of grass on the paper in time, the wind had really picked up by the time I finished mowing. It is blowing quite hard now.
ARGH I managed to get electric fence cord wound around the blades. I went around a picked it all up beforehand as well as hoses, but nope. I managed to get it out in the end after being stumped and thinking, "What would hubby do?" and went and collected some spanners and undid the mower blade so as more room to work with.
Now I am playing on the net and this afternoon I will go through my clothes and anything that is now too big, I will pack and take to a garage sale at Mum's next weekend.
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