Does anyone else remember an old nursery rhyme about "The farmers in the dell??"
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This is the girl from the original set of twins "Minnie" her brother never made it.
The new arrival is Sweet Pea, she has brown tips on both ears and one black knee,
she is tiny and loud, unlike Minnie and Skinny who never made a noise.
This one is cute as a button though and is being spoiled rotten.
Another chapter in the SA saga, perhaps the last for this visit?
Its Sunday afternoon as I write this (will post it later in the week sometime)and I’m home alone while Vicki and Rex are helping three friends celebrate their 50th birthdays at a nearby State Park… there is a bar-b-que lunch and dinner under the stars planned so who knows when they will get home, BTW Vicki doesn’t drink so I have no concerns about their well being, I volunteered to do the lamb feeding duties so I could catch up on my blogging a little and also give them some time together in a relaxed mode.
Yesterday saw the long awaited 350th game of football in Rex’s long career, I mean Long… it began in 1974… 34 years ago and is still going today, had he not taken 5 or 6 years off when the kids were first born who knows how many games he might have played by now.
There was a night of celebration at the club in his honor last night, old players, old coaches and old friends offered their warm congratulations on a long and illustrious playing career, as I mentioned previously he still gets named among the best players after most games…. Oh to be half that fit!!!
Now it starts to get busy again around here, there is another 2 days of shearing on Monday and Tuesday, with all the joys that come with that, on Wednesday Vicki and I will drive to Adelaide, 600 km, spend Thursday chasing up Farm and household requirements before the Doctors appointment for blood tests etc on Friday, on Saturday my oldest son Alan arrives for a few days visit with his sister and by then frazzled father so off we go on another 600km drive.
After Alan’s short visit we return to Adelaide on Tuesday (that’s another 600km drive BTW) Vicki and Rex will then deposit said brother and father at the airport where we will fly to opposite sides of the country, I am hoping, without being very confident, that they will be able to have a few days relaxing as hey have to be back in Adelaide on July 3 for more medical reports on July 4, I would love to think they will keep that appointment without the need for another 1200 km of travelling.
So the end to my almost 3 month visit looks like being just as hectic as my arrival was and I’m in relatively good health and only picking up a little bit of the slack in this hectic lifestyle…. Any wonder Vicki is sick??? And how amazing is it that Rex is still playing football???
The junior side (Colts) formed an avenue of honor for Rex to lead the team out onto the field
and through a banner made by his lovely daughter in law Jana.
Here they come!!!!
And he made it through the banner while Jana lamented.... All that work for that!!
Once more into the fray, The club presented him with the ball BTW.