This week I have managed to cut my own finger tip with the secateurs while working in the kiwifruit.( it hurt and bled all on my clothes and tractor ) Silly ...but almost healed now as that happened on Monday, maybe I was distracted by the bird life around me....... Can you see how Percy Peacock snuggles down low in the grass while he is supervising my work.
That was after he had his fruit bread. He loves that but Only gets it down in the orchard away from our house. ( the new neighbours let him up on their deck...they will learn that cleaning up the calling cards becomes tedious.)( he better not on our new deck! )
I had to apologise to Percy Peacock because he wasn't JUST attracted to rabbits and bright watering cans because look closely....
Here is Polly with 2 of her 3 chicks on the first day they were seen out and about. The same neighbour was most upset because she witnessed a pukeko stealing chick # 3 and running away with is squealing Whether the other 2 are still alive now I don't know as I haven't seen them again.
Our quail family also have wee chicks so lots of pukeko food about! ( Leanne the gun has been out again this morning ).
The new deck will get finished on Monday . It took far longer to build than Graeme or we expected. So far we are very pleased - it looks huge. it's been very hot for him working on it.
Now something quilty.
Denise finished this beautiful quilt and showed it last Friday. Also in this photo is the small quilt on the table in front made by Jenny incorporating lots of old doilles. and a pair of gloves.
We had our Christmas lunch and last club day for the year. We also had our AGM and I have now got an additional job as Secretary. I don't mind the work..... it's the meeting times that don't suit me and having to store the large carton of old documents that passes from secretary to secretary ( I am going to look for somewhere in the club cupboard to put most of them I think ). In the end we got what looks like a good Committee but it was the usual struggle to get volunteers. I wish we had the competition to be in charge like they had on Calendar Girls!
I have been doing lots in the garden and some extra baking and small gift making and a little shopping, so Christmas must be not far away. How are all of you getting on with your extra tasks?