Michael and Natasha moved in with us last weekend, it's a temporary arrangement until the top house, which currently has tenants, becomes vacant, then they will be moving in.
I'm very happy about that.
They were pretty busy bringing their stuff over and now our garage looks like this!
The calf (really a yearling) I mentioned last time didn't make it.
On a frosty start to the day we tried to get him on his feet.
He was eating and looked otherwise well, but he couldn't support his weight
It didn't work so our farmer neighbour came and euthanised him, it was quick and painless.
That same night the partner of said farmer, held a suprise (belated) 30th for her son in our barn.
This week it rained....and rained...and rained!
It flooded in some places down our road. The Paddy field at Jan's place.
I don't think I've seen it gush through the culvert quite so bad
Then at the end of the road we encountered this. Apparently when Michael had left much earlier he had to drive through 3 small floods like this!
His feet got wet as it came in through the car doors!!!
It had gone by the time we got back from town
The Waipa river had risen about 3 metres and today when I passed it had spilled over into the paddocks on the far side! Apparently it is receding already.
BUT we have more rain forecast! This winter isn't looking good!
At craft on Thursday at Jans, this is what we could see of the neighbours paddocks from her window.
Again it was receding by the time I left that afternoon.
Ngaire is still plodding on with her quilt.
It's called an Eye spy quilt.
I started cutting out pieces to make one for my nephew in the UK, the pic below is just an example
of piecing, I won't necessarily match those colours.
A box of cut pieces ready for sewing
I found these....
and NZ flag bunting...
and more moccona jars...big ones!
and two gorgeous tops!
And if all that wasn't to be dealing with, guess who arrived today?
Michael & Natasha got themselves a puppy! His name is Astrix
9 1/2 years ago we took a similar photo when we got Clyde
Oh and I didn't show you who else is staying with us!
Their cats!! Little pud..
and big pud!
and I think that is more than enough for one day!
Have a lovely weekend
I'm really sorry I haven't got to anyone's blogs
It's been a tad busy! lol ;-D