Friday, December 9, 2011

Lamb marking

9:20 pm and all ready for the lamb markers.  A windy night currently blowing 30 knots plus from north, north east.  The lamb markers are at North Arm and we have rented a house for them to stay in over night because the swell is too big in Eagle Passage to bring them across.  It is one of those occasions when Christopher could go if he really needed to but it is rougher then he would like to.  It is a shame that we can not get them across tonight as it will mean a later start in the morning which will end up in a very long day tomorrow.
This morning Christopher and Shaun shore 20 stragglers. They were hogs that had been missed in the original  gather for shearing.  I carried, cleaned and rolled the wool myself.  It created a bit of sweat, just as well there were only 20.
Tiphanie is away today on her adventure to Bali in Indonesia.  I think I am going to spend the next two weeks worrying about her especially if she doesn't stay in touch regularly.  She arrives home on Christmas day.  I will be relieved when she is safely back.  She also found out today that she had been allocated government housing and that she will be able to move into it at the end of December.  After asking her for weeks what she would like for Christmas, shopping for her has suddenly become very easy.  The accommodation is totally unfurnished.
Mum ready to go for a spin.
Mum flew back into Stanley today.  She has been with us for a month.  I am going to miss her.  She has been a great help and has so much energy for her age.  She even decided she would come for a short ride on the 4 wheeler with me.  Not bad for 79.

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