A wise man once said....

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new." Dalai Lama

Friday, 27 May 2011

During The Month Of May

There has been a lot going on recently. And as an end to the month having Jillian Guillard the Australian Prime Minister visit our site has got to rank up these as an important event.

We’ve moved house and sort of settled in doing all the usual things. Sorting out where to put stuff,

Bought a new Bar B Q and have checked it out several times. Prawns on the Barbi were fantastic. Tried some Kangaroo steaks. Turned out OK but Wanna was not so keen on the smell. And I had to agree it had a sort of rabbit come unpleasant smell. Difficult to explain but once you’ve had some then you would know it the next time. Roo meat is devoid of any fat. The secret is to marinate it, and next time I’ll use some herbs to offset the smell, but this time I used red wine, olive oil with some garlic and salt and pepper. So taste wise good but herbs needed for the smell. Perhaps mint would be a good one.

We’ve been up to Rockhampton (Rocki) collected our hydroponics kit and started with seedlings for numerous herbs and veggies. The seeds started to emerge over the last few days. So thats it no more going to the market we’ll live on home grown.

We did also manage to catch up with a guy called Andrew who has a small aquaponics set up in Gladstone. I’d actually come across his name while searching for fish tanks. He was moving house so wanted to sell it but we declined. All a bit to much to take on at this time. I did not take photos but now see on his web page that he is going to dispose of it.

I managed to get some Black Orchids from our work site. This was before the area was cleared. Hope they grow in our back garden.

The HMS Endevour replica visited Gladstone on a Australia wide tour this last week. Its about 98 feet long and the original had a crew of nearly 100.

Visit to mountains. Great rip into the hills. Saw a Kangaroo jumping across the road., Way to fast for us to get the camera out and take a shot. We did see some lovely horses in a small river/creek. Carys if you're reading this you would have loved the sight. We also have a lot of wild horses on Curtis Island where I work. More to follow. If I don't get this Blog back up to regular and frequent postings I'll forget what I did only a week past!!!
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