We then stayed a few days with them all down there to help with the kids while they had appointments and some activities away on the weekend.
when they returned, our daughter took us to the Wollongong Botanical gardens. We fed the eels and ducks in the ponds and wandered the spectacular gardens.
On our return life very quickly returned to normal, and we seemed to be in overdrive for a while trying to catch up on a few jobs that we just didn't get time to do with the children here. You forget how much time a 6 year and nearly 2 years swallow up, and we only just managed to get the must do things accomplished.
Our cabbages have been wonderful this year,
I then water bathed the jars for 15 minutes in a big pot on top of our wood heater/cooker in the lounge room.
On saying that the next project we attempted was pickling or curing some of our own meat.
My Mum used to use a product called Qwikurit many years ago, and recently I saw it for sale at a agricultural field day,
About a week ago we were working out in the back yard when we heard a big crash and looked up to see that this tree had just fallen over of it's own accord, no wind or anything, I took some pics of the blossoms, as I think the gum tree blossoms are quite beautiful .
Brian with the help of the neighbours removed the old lean to roof that had always been there, it had to go as it's supporting posts were located in the area to be concreted.
Our Hakea tree is now in bloom, it is a very unusual pretty flower.
We just had a very casual get together around a blazing fire in a 44 gallon drum with lot's of yummy food and a few drinks.
I have a rotten cold at the moment, which has taken a really strong hold and I just can't seem to shake it. I am in sitting by the fire right now as I write this post, keeping myself warm.
I will take it easy for a few days, there is nothing too urgent on the agenda until Sunday/Monday, so a rest will be just what the doctor ordered( so to speak) lol.
Hopefully when we meet up again, I will be well and healthy,
Take care of you and yours,
Ps Here is the Whisky Franks recipe as requested by a reader...