Thursday, December 17, 2009
Every so often I love making strange looking dolls and these are a couple I have made. Sometimes I wonder what exactly makes me tick!
Not much to report, we have again been busy, Adelaide in the heat yesterday, and then some lovely rain overnight and this morning.
I am wrapping presents and hope I have stuff for most of those I give them to.
Yesterday some were delivered and tonight and tomorrow some more then I can clear the tables a bit and think about what I need to take for the Island. Usually I buy myself a small present, usually from The Thread Studio but not this year as money has suddenly got very tight.
John tells me we have been selling our milk for less than the cost of production for the last 6 months. That just cannot go on. We have to buy hay and grain to feed the cows and at this time of the year no one will sell unless they are paid up front.
We have had lots of enquiries for ponies but no actual sales there either.
At least we have had rain so the dams are full which is better than last year but of course the downside of that is that the dry feed has gone down! I am afraid farming is a very hand to mouth exercise in Australia, droughts, floods or fires and governments, the four curses of farmers.