Last month Brian and his brother travelled back to Lightning Ridge for 10 days to work with another brother in the opals fields and I kept busy here looking after the farm,animals and catching up on some preserving.
Two weeks ago we all ventured up To Lightning Ridge again to help out where possible.
As we drove into the mine area I was totally in awe of the Roly Poly grass balls, dried and piled up everywhere pushed by the wind.
The next job we got was running the water truck down to the artesian bore and filling up the 3 X 1000 litre water pods and driving them back to the campsite.
While we were at the washery I decided to do some shadow photos after doing one shot by chance.
Yvette and I first,
I went a little crazy with the camera up there and I will now bore you to death with a mass of images that I fell in love with at the washery run off area.
At the end of the week, we "tailed out", which is the term for when all the earth that has been washing in the giant agitator(like a big cement mixer) and all the rocks, stones and beautiful little pieces of timber come rolling down the shute onto the table where they are sorted through hoping to find those elusive stunning opals.
Life here has returned to it's normal busy routine and will probably be even busier over the next few months. I will try to update a little more often , but time will tell.
Take care until we meet again.
Jane and Brian.