|this is my finished sock but it is way too small, will start the next one but keeping it plain|
the plumber also came today & i now have a tap down on the other block, he's coming back Friday to finish off the grey water pipeline & then i'll have water for my future orchard. starting to feel very happy again :)
ohhh & this post (below) i meant to post a fortnight ago & totally forgot i had it waiting in the drafting room!
<<<mowing & burned ...
Monday 2 weeks ago, seeing that it was a bit cooler & nicely overcast, some mowing was in order, so out i went at 9am & started mowing the top half of my half acre down the back. it's divided into 2 halves, quarter acre each approximately. the top half i leave for my neighbours horses as it slopes & isn't easy to mow but this time round it needed some mowing. it took me almost 4 hours! i had a break in the middle then went back out after 20mins, it was still a nice day with a cool breeze blowing. i did manage to finish the top half.
it's hard going especially as i'm so unfit! you see i do it all with a push mower as i'm not keen on the ride-ons, they mow way too short (some even take it all off at dirt level!) i like to mow the back with some height, it still leaves a bit for the 'roos, hares & parrots to eat plus i have lots of thyme, gota-cola & a few flowering wild plants growing & these struggle to get going after a ride on has been through.
after the Mondays effort, when i came in i realized that i was burned, sun burned on my arms, face & neck, something which hasn't happened in a long time. i was badly burned so after dousing myself under the shower i went out & got myself some aloe vera & smothered myself in that & after all my showers. my sister suggested i should wear a shirt, never thought of that, i will have to pick my times of mowing to be in the cool of the afternoons when there's a bit of shade. the mozzies made a meal out of my arms as well & i looked diseased with ruddy huge welts all over my arms! well i guess that's what i get for getting myself cooked! anyway Wednesday i mowed the bottom quarter, with a shirt on this time, all went well, took less time than the top, it's all looking good now it's mowed.
still got the house acre to do yet, in some places the grass is chest high! it's good exercise.>>>
i'm all okay now, had some issues with going outside with my sensitive skin but once that hardened off it was good. still turn bright pink with the heat but that'll pass too.
the weather really is hot here, humidity is high & it's extremely uncomfortable most days, gosh i wish it would just rain already!
we're supposed to be getting above 40s for the weekend, hope it brings storms with it!
hope everyone is keeping cool or warm in your neck of the world
thanx for visiting