We had a lot of things going on in January after we got home! Gayle decided to paint the garage roof. He went over all the rusty places with a wire brush, and then painted them with something to stop the rust. He got two coats of paint put on all those places, and one coat on the rest.
Little Miss turned six in January! She was delighted to have a birthday! We had chocolate cake and lime ice cream for dessert.
Esther stripped our dining table and refinished it with teak oil. It’s pretty now!
We were given a deer! It was a huge red deer stag, and we got 39 kilos of meat off it. What a blessing!
Mr. Imagination put a bowlful of meat through the mincer.
Then, Simon took over and put a lot more through, faster!
The boys fried up some of the meat immediately, and pronounced it delicious!
Simon was doing exercises for awhile to strengthen his knees. One evening, he tried pushups with a load on his back!
An apple tree at Simon’s house. I still haven’t gotten over there with a camera, and now the house is full of furniture, being stored till it’s needed by other people.
Esther took some friends to see the old dredge at Ngahere one rainy day.
They also went down to our picnic spot by the river. Near the end of a week of torrential rains, this is what it looked like!
Later that week, also on a rainy day, we took some other friends to Shantytown, a historic village. We got to the school in between lessons on using old-style pens, but with the supplies laying out on the desks, we figured out how to use them.
Elijah spent a few months building himself a desk (he finished it just when he quit school to start his apprenticeship!).
This was our second picking of cucumbers. The next four weeks or so, I got twice this many each week.
Our salad one evening. Mr. Imagination and Little Miss decorated it for us!
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