He wasn't in a hurry to move and we got quite close to him.
Sunday started out as a dismal and overcast day with a little drizzle. In the afternoon the rain started bucketing down and then we were all housebound as it was too wet to even be out on the roads as flash flooding was forecast.
During a short break in the weather when I could stand being in the house no longer, I took my camera outside in the vain attempt to capture a photo of the wet conditions. Oh well, my skills can only improve :-)
We were all like caged lions and I wondered how our Northern Hemisphere friends cope with their long cold winters and having to spend so much time indoors. I guess you get used to the weather conditions of the country you grew up in though. Aussies are very much outdoor people and even in the middle of winter it is quite pleasant to be outdoors if the sun is shining and you are out of the wind.
In the end I did a little knitting with some magic stripe yarn I bought at Spotlight as I am making some fingerless mittens using a pattern one of the clever Down to Earth Forum ladies worked out. I am a really slow knitter but today I was so cold I was wishing I could just knit up a beanie quickly to put on when I had to go outside to check on Sally and the guinea pigs. I will have to work on my knitting skills :-)
After the rain stopped overnight the gauge showed we had received 44mm. Today was extremely cold, overcast and windy and most of the day the temperature seemed to be about 11C. There is more rain forecast for Thursday before a really cold spell when there could be snow falling on the Granite Belt which is a couple of hours drive away from here.
Seeing as it was so cold everyone was hungry so I pulled out the last packet of last season's mulberries from the freezer and cooked up a Mulberry Cobbler which was slightly burnt because I got caught up outside trying to find....
...Sally the chook who then wouldn't go to bed.
As they are both dirty from the mud I kept getting her mixed up with Madame Defarge (above) who is the big boss at the top of the pecking order so I have to watch that she doesn't get stuck into Sally. As you can tell I need to get out more. LOL! Hmmm.. I wonder if I have cabin fever ;-)
Have a great week everyone!