Thursday, July 21, 2016
Busy few days
The weather has been weird, yesterday I had to go to Noarlunga, to Spotlight to buy some scissors as I seem to have lost mine and they carry the particular one I wanted. There was heavy fog and in places very heavy fog all the way to just before Willunga Hill. I bought my scissors and called into McLaren Vale to see one of the fleurieu art prize exhibitions and then ran into the fog in the same place on the way home. I called in to see friend W near Mt Compass and nearly missed their entrance the fog was so thick. They have just come back from a wonderful overseas trip which included Scandinavia and Russia. W is a decorative painter so was very interested in seeing the Russian decorative stuff, and brought home a couple of lovely things. She gave me lunch and thank goodness by the time I left the fog had gone. I took the bare tree, at the McLaren Vale visitor information centre, it is a pistachio I think. Loved the bare branches. The first of the milking herd went yesterday and today the remainder that have been bought to go on milking are being loaded, I really dont want to know about it, so terribly depressing, at least they are going to a dairy, what is left will go over hooks. such a terrible shame but at the moment dairying is going backwards and we just couldnt keep on, as it is it wont really cover the debt. I just hope we can stay here on nearly 300 acres for a bit longer. Change and upset. This morning we had a short walk on the beach, havent managed one for ages, not a long walk as I am aching badly with this very changeable weather. Not sleeping well either. I rather liked the sky over the causeway and the bit of Granite Island and this shag (cormorant) was drying his wings on the banks of sea weed and really didnt want us near him. The beach has changed a lot in the past week, sand has gone from the for dunes taking a lot of marrum grass and shrubs with it. Its been a pretty wild winter and we havent seen one like this for quite a while. I am stuffing an animal, hare to add more fabric too and knitting a pair of slippers, but not finished so nothing in that line to show. Such a disturbed week or so politically as well, I just hope it all gets better eventually. I will be away for a few days next week, going north near the Flinders Ranges so I may be a bit quiet.