it’s blowing a gale

and so we are;


rugging up,


hoping the washing doesn't get shredded,


repeatedly replacing the lid on the worm farm,


netting my winter tomatoes and sitting here tonight listening to the howling wind, hoping they're still in the ground tomorrow,



picking the mandarins (as high as we can reach) before they blow away,

watching the fellas carve up the big gumtree with a chainsaw: the 15 metre high gum that blew over on the fence not the house (oh good) and will make excellent firewood next year,

hoping the two new chickens I brought home from a friend's crowded coop this afternoon are being made welcome in our nesting room! (Adam went and checked them, they seem happy),

wondering where the volunteer rural bush fire brigade is out doing their training tonight and hoping Adman is wearing a beanie and warm socks,

leaving him a message for when he gets back tonight to tell him he's meeting a mate down the hill early in the morning to retrieve their wind-blown trampoline out of the creek,

hoping ours is still in our yard tomorrow morning,

trying not to worry about big trees near the house in the wind,

grateful for warm tea and solid brick walls and a good fire and lots of firewood. 

And mandarins.





Man I wish I had a wind turbine in my yard.

Hope your week is breezing by nicely.


6 Comments on “it’s blowing a gale

June 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Ah… The windy south coast. My mum (from there) set me an SMS the other night to make sure we were ok/ I had no idea what she was talking about / our big gum trees aren’t moving much at all! At least your clothes are dry. Stay safe

June 23, 2011 at 1:28 am

. Just compared our current temperatures to yours and they’re not all that different. Hmmm. This is supposed to be SUMMER! Today we had an awesome thunderstorm. We stayed in and did craft.

June 23, 2011 at 1:31 am

Hey, they cut out my first line! “Cue heart melting at first photo”. But I put it between so maybe it caused some kind of ‘puter glitch. Silly things. Anyway, first photo makes me want to steal rugged up baby and cuddle cuddle cuddle. xo

June 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

Tie down dogs and small children! I love mandarin season, such an easy thing to put in lunch boxes and perfect snacks. Too rough to head out in the boat but perfect for cooking hearty winter food. I love this weather đŸ™‚

June 24, 2011 at 6:51 am

Well at least the washing dries much faster when it is really windy but the wind chill factor makes it oh so cold!

Emma Burgess
June 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm

That does sounds windy! Traveling trampolines sound a little adventurous! Emma.


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