It has definately been a week of firsts this week.
The first brown snake of the season was sighted by little old me earlier this week as I was wandering down the feed the chooks. Ewwwww – the snake that is not the chooks. As a result Ashley and I have spent several hours this afternoon mowing weeds and moving piles, of what we will politely call “rubbish” and sorting stuff out in order to minimise the risk of snakes. I must say down near the shed and chook pen it is looking much tidier.
The first swim of the season was had tonight. Ashley finally found time to hook the pool heater up and it was a very pleasant 25 degrees in the water. Of course the kids couldn’t wait even though Dad wanted to vacumm the pool first. Of course the vacumming didn’t happen but the swimming did.
Elise drove Ashley’s work van for the first time – in and out of the shed. She wanted to work on her wood work project for school and Ashley refused to move the truck for her. I’m not sure of the conversation but it resulted in him throwing her the keys and walking away apparently telling her it was good for her to drive different vehicles. I’m glad I wasn’t around.
We have also watered for the first time this year even though our watering season started at the beginning of the month. With restricted water and keeping in mind the possible 40 degrees temps over summer, we try to put off the first watering until we absolutely have to. Of course that first watering means Ashley and I wander around, sewing needles in hand, to unblock any drippers and sprays which have become infested with insects over the winter period. There’s nothing as satisfying as digging a slug or earwig out of your sprinkler system and having it work properly afterwards. Of course old clothes are mandatory as we both seem to be soaked to the skin by the end of it all.
An update – the second snake of the season has just been sighted and Ashley has gone off to see if he can find it. Arrrrrr.
Right off to check tea – BBQ tonight and salad – nice and simple. Have a lovely weekend.