What a crisp winter we had. A record 17 frosts so we did lose a few of our sub-tropical trees but each season brings more knowledge of what works, what doesn't work and where. We do have an area that is higher where we will replant some of those sub-tropicals. I do so love black zapote fruit:)
Anyway, Spring arrived and our little fruit trees survived and are bursting into blossom! The joy of nature!
It has been all hands on deck as we prepared for our October weekend Community Fun Day: Old skills for New Times. And what a lot of fun it was!
We started with a Welcome to Country by Rob & Gloria Williams from the local Githabul People. Gloria sang the calling song to the Birds as they are bird people. It was very moving.
And then it was fun for all! The blacksmith got the bellows going, there was spinning and felting, sourdough bread making, clay play for the kids and basket play for all. When the sawmill started all the men disappeared and when the orienteering started all the kids disappeared! Anyway, check out the pics below and make sure you come along next time!