Friday, January 6, 2012

Fence Repair

After the bigger than expected flood in November, we knew we would have to replace a fence line over the holidays.  I use the term 'we' lightly as my job was mostly in watching the children with a bit of 'sighting in' thrown in.

This is what sighting in looks like.  Staring down a row of fence posts making sure they are put in a straight line.  As an extra tip, don't wait till one is in and then change your mind and say it should have been an inch to the left, it won't win you any friends in that moment.

It was fun having a little helper for awhile.   He wasn't too happy to have pulled a gate over onto himself, insert parent fail, but he recovered after a cuddle.

I hope this fence does not wash away again in a hurry.

2012 Rain Record

My online rain chart: (needs to be updated from the BOM for the period of time my gauge was broken)

23rd - 44mm

10th-12th - 87mm
18th - 11mm
26th 3.5mm




2nd - 8mm
5th - 3mm
15th- 5mm
17th - 1mm

1st - 58.5mm
2nd - 24mm
3rd - 3mm
7th - 2.5mm
8th-10th - 7.5mm
12th - 2.5mm
19th - 8mm
20th - 17.5mm

JANUARY (95mm-3.8inches)
5th - 27mm
7th - 7mm
15th - 4.5mm
22nd - 0.5mm
24th - 3.5mm
25th - 5mm
28th - 1mm
29th - 1.5mm
30th - 5.5mm
31st - 39.5mm

Previous years recordings here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Keeping Cool this Summer

We have finally had a taste of Summer which has let us enjoy the creek.

It really is beautiful here, the children love it.  So do we.

There is a catfish in this pool that swims around as we do.  

And it isn't far to walk home.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vantage Point

Keeping an eye on the goings on in the yards.