Sunday, 22 March 2015

Where did the time go?

It can be hard sometimes, this blogging business.  Not finding stuff to tell you about, but just trying to keep up with posting all the stuff we have been doing!  Sometimes the best thing to do is to connect the phones and various cameras to the laptop, scroll through the photos, upload the best, hoping to string a narrative together from whatever comes up.

Which is precisely what I am going to do now...

In February we had Chinese New Year at the house in Geeveston, and invited a few people round to join us and Coreen's family for a bit of a meal.  And as anyone who has been to a Chinese New Year celebration knows, a bit of a meal is one hell of a feast!  We put one of our pigs on the spit, and the taste of it was absolutely sensational, completely unadorned by spices or herbs.  Three of our aunties were here, along with Cor's parents, and we had an amazing time.

People start to come out to see the pig

Yours truly plus the trained chef (and Zak) keep a close eye on proceedings
 
Time for everyone to get in and toss the yee sang salad for long life and a prosperous year!

Julian loved having his family here, he was really lost when they left!

Loves Aunty Kim

Aunty Bee giving Julian some advice over lunch at Peppermint Bay

Aunties See, Bee and Kim with the lad
So we got organised, put a caravan on the farm (before the house is even finished), organised the shower and toilet, and got some WWOOFers.  Fumi, Justin and Dan were the first, followed shortly by Cosmos.  We have been able to achieve so much with their help.  The lads helped with orchard work and the animals, while Cosmos has been helping Coreen paint the inside of the farm house.  It has been great!
 

Matt showing Justin, Fumi and Dan how to tag the sheep before separating the new ones

Cosmos and Fumi help us release the seven new Muscovies we have been looking after at the house in Geeveston

A normal week night and a neighbour drops round with an Atlantic salmon that he gets for free from his job at the fish farm.  Sushi on the menu!

We went to the launch of Nick, Ross and Matthew's new book in Hobart, catering done by our good mates Kelly and Cassy

Another clutch of Muscovy ducklings, this time 11 hatched!

He's a Wee Willie Smiths lad for sure.  A great day at the Taste of the Huon.