Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
After Peter and Maxie's attempts at getting the speed camera to work Jaz had a go with Peter and managed 12 kph - not bad for an old girl.
Ann sometimes uses a pink dye in the weed killer so she can see where she has sprayed. A couple of hours after their bath Maxie managed to roll on the gravel path where Ann had just been spraying. Not to be outdone Jaz walked past the sprayer and got a very pink patch on her shoulder where it had leaked a little.
Our strawberries are fruiting well. We’ve had bowls of the delicious fruit for dessert most evenings for about two weeks so far and Ann has made strawberry ice cream and strawberry jam (to go with her homemade scones).
Summer came early and for several weeks now we’ve had the most amazing weather – sunny, hot and humid with some spectacular thunder and lightning storms. In fact last week-end it was so hot that Ann got sun burnt through her cotton top!
The downside to the longer days is that the girls are waking up earlier. Not a problem on work days but when they knock (loudly) on the back door wanting their breakfast at 5.45am on a Sunday morning it’s not so charming, and once they’ve had breakfast they go back to sleep for an hour or two – but by then Ann is fully awake.
Everything in our garden is growing well because of the sun and the rain. We’re back to mowing every 5-7 days, the veges are springing up which is great, unfortunately so are the weeds!