The photo below is the Rail Barracks volunteers, minus a few that had been unable to attend.
Our daughter and her husband have 2 sweet little girls aged 4 and 2 and on Christmas eve their family was completed by the arrival of a sweet little baby boy that they named Dexter.
We had a wonderful Christmas with all the family together including our son in laws parents and brother as well.
We brought the little girls home for a few days to allow Mum, Dad and Bub a bit of time together.
We also then had our old friends Pat and Fay arrive to spend a week over new years.
Brian got in and finished off the bulk of the kitchen corner adjustment that needed doing.
I unloaded the fridge so we could relocate it,
We dug all our elephant garlic and decided to mince and can them.
Brian began work on laying a base for a new water tank to connect up the house to( including the new verandah area). Currently we only collect the water off the main house roof.
The bees have been hard at work, but they don't like the heat and we see them outside the hive much more while we have been having these terribly hot weather conditions.
We did collect one huge egg, it turned out to be a triple yolker( my first ever)
We met at my daughter's friend Julia's home and she had these two very cute Indian Runner ducklings, they were just adorable and the grandkids loved them.
We have had a few outings to the local swimming pool, a couple of picnics in the park, one of which had these beautiful geese that the kids were able to feed by hand
We wandered next door and watered their garden for them , even though they had thought it uneccessary, but with the unexpected heat we thought that we should.
I cut the jalapenos in halve and deseeded them and removed stems.
We have been having lots of easy meals with the kids, concentrating my kitchen efforts to things I know they will eat,
On the whole they have happily eaten quite well.
This month we had a glorious full moon, The colour of it was stunning.
I often try and photograph the moon without much success, but this time I struck it lucky,
Please stay safe and if you are in Aus, stay cool and in the northern hemisphere stay warm, Mother Nature has us firmly in her grip and doesn't seem to be letting go any time soon.
Until next time
Jane and Brian.