Friday, 5 September 2014


The children and I have been volunteering once a month for bushcare. We have been removing weeds and non-native species to regenerate the bush and encourage wildlife. Last month we set up a motion sensing, infra red, wildlife camera. Here are some of the images it caught, most of them starring "stripy" the swamp wallaby.  Thanks to Peter for setting this up for us.

Brushtail Possum

Non-native fox with a rabbit in it's jaws

Fallow deer (introduced species)


L is still into fashion designs. She has been using fabric, paper and sparkles on these latest outfits.

Our New (expensive) Toy

We just upgraded our tents for this Jayco camper trailer, a positive effect of redundancy! We'll be off to road test it soon.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The World's Smallest Joey Scout

This week L became a Joey Scout. Here she is in her new uniform (the smallest size available!).

Saturday, 23 August 2014

RFS Headquarters

This weekend the children joined their Joey Scout mob for a trip to the Rural Fire Service headquarters. This is the place where all the operations are coordinated from. Dad wanted one of these monitor banks to take home!

Friday, 22 August 2014

I Am Six

L is six! Here she is opening some of her presents. R got a little present too. She decided to spend the day at the Playmaze indoor play gym followed by dinner at the Italian restaurant.

Now L is six she is officially of "school age". We had our registration inspection a few weeks ago and just received our certificate for another two years. Hurrah!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Endangered Species Competition

Today the children have been working on their entries to our council's endangered species art competition. The art work must feature plants or animals that are rare or endangered in the local area. They used watercolours and Sharpie markers.

Koalas and Swift parrot by L

Eastern Pygmy Possum by R