Well, winter has hit with a vengeance! Normally we’d be sunning ourselves in a warm climate now, but not this year 😦
Making the most of time here though. Enjoyed watching the changing of the seasons around the district. The colours of the trees were beautiful and the crisp clean air in the mornings make up for the cold wet soggy days.
Due to restrictions not a lot of wandering the area or eating out, but I’ve put a couple of pics up of my one day out recently. Clare has a new mural in a side street near the Council Chambers, and it’s a beauty.
We’ve had a couple of frosts, which has killed off some of my plantings, but most usually recover. Hubby not so happy about winter; wakes up in the dark and gets home from work in the dark!
With restrictions easing up a bit now, I should be able to post more interesting blogs soon. Can’t wait to visit a few more wineries in the beautiful Clare Valley!
Victoria Rd trees changing colour
What you see in Tarlee
New pink rose
Cafe 1871, Main St Clare
New Mural in Clare
The Girls enjoying the new growth
Gawler, Pioneer Park War Memorial
Hey Ewe & her Bodyguards
Nextdoors girls all in a row
Frost on roses
Frost in the paddock
Frozen trough in paddock
Well, it’s well and truly winter time in the Clare Valley!! No frost just yet but plenty of cold icy winds and some rain. The newborn lambs are bleating around the district which is a lovely sight. The paddocks are all green, the weeds/grasses profuse and the workload still constant!
B has been busy weekdays with some casual work so weekends are all go getting things done around Da Block. We are heading off to the Big Red Bash near Birdsville in a weeks time so the countdown is on! Looking forward to this outback concert – another Bucket List item nearly ticked!
We have put in another rainwater tank to take advantage of the winter rainfall. We’ve had a few bonfires, watched things in the garden flower, mulched the rock garden and watched grass grow madly through it!! 😦 And given our caravan diesel heater a work out on these cold nights (and some days!)
This will be my last post for a while whilst we are ‘on the road’ – heading to Western & Central Queensland then might get the tinny wet on the east coast?! Till next time…..
B welding grid supports
One stressed out pooch!
Foggy start to a cold day
Lovely lawn on our irrigation site?!
1st rains – the drains filling up
Delivery of the tank
Delivery of new/old water tank
Moving tanks into position
Pumpkin plant flowering
Our first pumpkin
Newly mulched rock garden
Busy work day
Jeda chatting to Asha the Alpaca
Winter has definitely set in people!! Windy, cold & frosty. Whilst we were on our friends farm we did enjoy being surrounded by the new lambs and the changing colours of the trees.
Daily walking the dogs (hail, wind or shine) and watching the crops spring up, if ever so slowly due to lack of sufficient rain. Lots of kangaroos unfortunately eating those crops does not a happy farmer make!
Now we have moved ‘house’ and enjoying the difference in not just scenery but weather (only 1/2 hr away mind you) of Historic Mintaro…..
Dropping hay for hungry sheep & lambs
Some of the new lambs
Feeding the sheep & lambs
Spreading out hay bale
Jeda trying desperately to get through the gate
My stick not yours!