Saturday, May 30, 2015

For Caitlin

Finding the time to post on the Back Shed seems a little hard these days. Usually Nicky asks me when I'm going to put something on here but this time it was my friend Caitlin who says: I need some more pictures and stories of back home! Itś all just red dry dust, clear blue skies, hot days and wallaby tracks up here! 
So here you go Caitlin.......................................................
I have been trying to remember what has been happening since I last posted. I spent Easter at Lakes Entrance with family. There was far too much going on to take too many photos, we had a lovely time. I think life was pretty much routine for the rest of April. 

Not so happy news first.  Sadly Rev passed away at the beginning of May. He put up a mighty battle against his failing heart but eventually it was just too hard for him. 

A couple of the last few photos of Rev.. Really miss our sweet old man. 

In the garden the struggle for life goes on. I managed to catch this praying mantis eating a cricket.

Just about done.

My latest Op Shop treasure, a gorgeous Willow sifter. 

I really haven't been taking too many photos in the last month or so, just too busy or lethargic, take your pick. Anyway I have gone out this morning and taken a few just for Caitlin.

We cleaned the wood shed out this week, piled up all the rubbish we raked out of the shed and Dave has a fire burning out in the paddock.  There have been quite a few days going out and getting wood to keep the fires burning so we can keep the cold at bay.  I've even learnt how to use the wood splitter. Lots of soup being made on the combustion stove already, Pea and Ham is  becoming a favourite. 

Missing the hills, Caitlin??

Only another day or so and Autumn will be over. The Japanese Maple has put on a beautiful show for us again this year. I will have to go out and rake leaves at some stage I guess but at the moment they look  pretty on the lawn. 

The garden out the side of the house is well and truly established. More leaves to clean up out here as well. It is a favourite spot to sit and share a pot of tea on warmer days. 
I hope that satisfies your need for green and hills and everything you don't have where you are now Caitlin. Missing you too. x


Pam said...

So lovely to see a post Jackie. I had been wondering from time to time whether there was going to be another. Not that I can talk of course, as you know! lol. But I knew you must have been ok as I see your likes and posts on facebook.
So very sorry to hear about Rev. It was so many years ago that I 'met' him on tcct chat room and he seemed such a fixture at your place.

Thanks for the great pictorial catchup. Hopefully I can follow your lead with mine......hmmm maybe! ;D

Hope all is goodly with you and you're still enjoying your work etc. Are you managing to sew? Huge hugs. xxx

shirley said...

I have been neglecting my blog a lot too, but dont seem to get the inspiration to have something to post.

Sorry to read about your dog Rev. It is always sad to lose a much loved member of the family.

I love the leaves of autumn on the ground and they make good compost when raked up. They also smell lovely if you burn them.