Sunday, December 10, 2006
a recipe for lucky dogs!
I froze a food container full of yummy chicken stock and placed chicken necks throughout. When the ice block is turned out they happily lick away for hours. Keeps them cool and content and I don't worry so much about the heat while I'm at work and can't be there to let them inside. Ahhhh yes, the life of a spoilt dog!!!!
Elvis, you are my HERO
Photo again sourced from Herald Sun website, water collection at Lake William Hovell where Miss Tilly Tuppence and Dave the Golden Retriever enjoyed a mid winter swim.
Unnamed photographer and undated
Saturday, December 09, 2006
oh my goodness
oh it's all just too sad - fires in NE vic. I find it so frustrating that I'm sitting here in my safe, comfy house while places that I love are burning. Gary and I were only at the Pizzini's winery a couple of months ago, we looked at a block of land to buy in Cheshunt that same visit and now, the township of Cheshunt may be burnt....
Thursday, December 07, 2006
christmas is coming....
the old blue truck
I'm sparing many of my thoughts this morning to our friends in the North East of Victoria who are all under extreme stress due to the current bushfires in the area. The above photo is of an old truck which sits against a tree at our friend Laurence's place in Edi where the fires went through last night. The truck sits approximately 200 metres from the house and marks the spot where the fires went through.
This photo was taken on our first ever visit to "Hazelberry", just after he had purchased the farm but before Laurence had even moved in. Gary and I spent a week around Christmas time camped by the old shed, enjoying our new caravan and the peace and solitude that time away from the city brings. It was Gary's first introduction to camping and the beginning of my love affair with the King Valley and in particular, "Hazelberry".
So, it is with much relief (for now anyway) that I can report that the house still stands, Laurence is weary but ok, there's probably a few less blackberry "weeds" (which has got to be a good thing) and trees. I just keep thinking "cool water" thoughts and hope that when the wind changes, which it is due to do this weekend, the fire behaves itself and that Elvis has got his BEST flying wings on...