Part of that was due to having to work on a
|Old Fence and pick up of new fence from Wodonga|
Son and I had cleared away just about all the lavender bushes and other shrubs and plants along the 43 mtrs (approx. 129ft) fence line. Friday morning DH and I were outside early to begin the task of pulling down the old fence. Post holes were dug and then welding commenced to put up the bars between.
So while the welding and post hole digging was going on, I decided to take advantage since I still needed to be within earshot of them, ........ and finally get to cleaning out the pond ready for winter. Its been a couple of years since we cleaned it out and I was aware that it had a lot of silt and muck in it ......... turned out it had more than I had bargained for!!! Not for anything was I able to suction out the water .......... so was left with the back breaking task of bucketing the water out ............ not just throwing out the water, since it was full of black thick yuck ...... and fish ...... meaning each bucket had to be carefully emptied ........ eventually I hit the bottom and had it cleaned out as best as was going to happen after hours of bucketing!!!
Seems the Kookaburras have eaten all but 2 of the bigger gold fish, but we seem to have a good lot of medium and small fish in lots of various colours who were all keen to get back into the pond after spending most of the day in buckets!! Good Friday was quite a long day, finished off by the annual event of the Royal Childrens Fundraising at the Boorhaman Hotel ........ a tiny township in which we lived before our move to Townsville ...... this year the locals raised over $21,0000!!
The Fence project continued over Saturday (having to stop due to rain) ...... Sunday .......
and Monday, when finally this big section was completed!!! PJ (son currently living with us) helped at various stages, but also required a few lifts into or out of Wangaratta over Easter where he was catching up with friends (which is how I seemed to loose more of my time ....... driving ...... hopefully he has his license back this week), plus those trips into town to grab extra screws, searching for those screens that go into welding masks, and a quick trip Sunday morning with DH to the Yarrawonga market - The finished Fence does look good though ..... and now today we head back to work lol!!