The Big Wet

Well here we are on day 4 of the relentless rain. I am snuggled up near the fire with a sleeping puppy at my feet listening to it cascade down on our tin roof and fill up what is fast becoming a large pond in our front garden.

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Paddling pools?

We are usually blessed with lovely weather but every now and again Mother Nature likes to remind us who is boss that’s for sure. It certainly hasn’t been as bad here as in Sydney with no big winds or thunderstorms – just loads of rain. I am very grateful that everything inside is perfect – a great tester for any potential leaks etc and the old house has passed with flying colours.
The builders have even managed to get some stuff done this week, ironically today they came and did the ‘waterproofing’ and popped on an extra coat just in case!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Good progress despite the weather!!   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The boys have been great and have even been happy to look after Bailey on the odd occasion I have had to leave for a few hours. She loves to hang out with them when they have morning tea on the veranda – lots of interesting things to discover out there – odd bits of underlay and gyprock fragments, she spent 2 hours playing with a lid from a tin of plaster yesterday andthen comes inside exhausted to pass out in her new favourite spot next to the fire.

2015-04-22 14.36.02    Puppy Heaven………

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However she has had rather an explorative week and if we dont click the doors properly when we shut them she sometimes nudges them open and goes off on Puppy adventures….She does have a penchant for shoes, so far we have been lucky and she just ‘rearranges’ them….Can’t wait to get everything put away into our new walk- in dressing room!

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 Sometime she brings me floral tributes from the garden to say sorry…………

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A snapshot of a soggy day in The Meadow. Chooks not happy as they look for higher ground- only getting 1 egg a day sadly.

At least they are getting to be a better size

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Luckily our mates and lovely neighbours from Rozelle came down to stay before the heavens opened and we had a lovely time. We started with a nice lunch at Silos overlooking the vines and the alpacas – yummy food and a couple of bottles of wine and some shared desserts later we came home more relaxed and ready for more stories and The Tahs game! The next day after a Cammo brekky special they insisted on being helpful in the garden. This basically equated to Craig wanting to cut things down – preferably with power tools and Fiona brandishing the secateurs with a professional air and doing an amazing job dead heading the entire agapanthus hedge bordering the property. We were slicing the last of them off when the rain started and it hasn’t stopped for 4 days! Great timing guys – thanks so much! I don’t miss that damn persimmon tree one bit or the bats that used to hang out there, I think the veggie patch will get more sunshine and less fruit fly now – yay!!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Welcome to the Meadow!!


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A bit of hard yakka – hand tools only – sorry Smeds!

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Our worker extraordinaire!


A thank you box of our own produce.

4 thoughts on “The Big Wet

  1. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but I wish I could have some of your rain !! Nothing for a few weeks now and new plants and lawns are really needing some of the wet stuff ! However, I think our mini heat-wave is going to end at the weekend so I suppose I should be careful what I wish for ! I expect you are really glad of the newly installed fire – Bailey looks as if she certainly is a very happy puppy. x x


    • Its a duel edged sword all this rain. In one way the farmers are happy to get a big soaking before winter and we are all happy to have our tanks full but all my new seedlings are under water and the only things that have grown are the weeds and the grass which is now too wet to mow! All in all nothing to whinge about as people have died and lost their homes etc. The UK looks beautiful in all it’s spring glory – all that blossom and blue skies – just gorgeous!


  2. Our Masters have been back for over a week now and all we keep hearing about is alpacas, fake cats, cows, chickens, rabbits, bats & blue-tongued lizards; not to mention the seared Darling Downs Angus ribeye, persimmons, agapanthus, baked camembert & BBQ’d beef sausages!!! Sounds like heaven…
    P.S: Just who is this chap called ‘Bailey?’


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