Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Summer Days

It's been a very busy summer. As always, there is masses to do around the place with gardens (caring for them and dealing with the produce), building things, fixing things, making things.

With Mac no longer working, I have to find an alternate way of selling surplus eggs: I thought I found one, but that has proved unreliable, so I'm going to have to look for other local customers - except the chooks have decided the weather's too hot, and they are starting to moult and go off the lay.

I made lots of books, a few Valentine's Day cards and water bottle holders and had a stall for three successive monthly Raglan Creative Markets: I broke even at far as costs go, but I need to make more than costs, and discovered that I really don't like sitting being friendly to people all day. Especially not to the one who wouldn't let his wife buy a water bottle carrier, but waited until I left my table for a minute and rushed back in and snapped a couple of quick photos and rushed out again! I was gob-smacked! I feel sorry for his wife who just wanted something pretty and who was no doubt going to be told to make it herself.

We haven't had a holiday but did have Greg, Maggie and the kids here for most of a week, which was lovely, and then we had Ti'ana and Ethan for a few days the following week. It was great having Mac here as well, as there was always someone to do things with them. We gorged on Lord of the Rings, watching all three movies together.

We went bush.

 The newly revived Rabbit motor scooter was ridden.

I went to the library and came home with a book and about 20 tadpoles. As you do.
 

 
 The play house was restored.



 A ladder was made for the tree hut in the bush.
 






Ethan supervised Mac as he started to convert the old concrete water tank into a wood shed. And now we have the hard job of chopping down, and cutting up (what a strange language!) trees to fill it.
 

 We went for a play on the beach at Ruapuke.







At the end of the day, life is pretty good.









5 comments:

devilmags said...

Love it :)

Robin said...

wow what beautiful photos and a amazing place to live.

Robin said...

wow amazing photos and a beautiful place to live. Love the heart cards. and the patchwork drink bottle holders.

Cally said...

Thanks, Robin, and 'devilmags'? Maggie?

Multi-tasking Mama said...

Looks like an idyllic and productive summer Cally.