Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Country Living

I had intended to post before this but we've had no phone or internet connection since the weekend. Believe it or not the reason we lost the service was that cockatoos had chewed through the wiring on our aerial. We often have lots of them around our home and last week there were literally hundreds and obviously we're going to have to keep an eye out if they land on the roof area again. They can be very destructive and often chew through tree branches which are a thumb's breadth in size.
In the meantime it meant I was able to finish off more quilts which are shown on my other blog, as well as finishing off another crocheted blanket and a knitted scarf. We've also been busy spring cleaning the shed so lots of old things are being removed and more space cleared so DH can work on the cars in there again. It's 50x25 ft in size and was where we lived while we were building our home. Having so much extra storage can be a trap as you tend to hold onto things in case you need them. It's good to have a big clear out and sort through what you want to save and what you can bear to let go. Luckily we live out in the country so we can burn the unwanted rubbish and the rest is being donated or sorted and stored for future use.
We have more to do tomorrow and then I plan to spend the rest of the week quilting so I will have more to donate to people affected by the floods in Qld. The lovely sunny days are making up for the cold and frosty mornings and although it's still winter here it feels like spring is on its way.
Stay warm, Jan Mac


Lynne said...

Can you come and do my place after you've done yours? LOL

I'm a hoarder; I can't bear to throw things away - I just know I'll need it two minutes after I've gotten rid of it! (Yes, it has happened to me before)!

kaiteM said...

hah! you've had cockatoos while we've had rats, yes in the car engine - they chewed up some of the wiring and caused a lot of problems. In the meantime we all knit and crochet on for good causes.