Why it takes me ages to do stuff

I often go outside to do things around the house such as splitting firewood, or a bit of gardening, work on the car for instance. Sometimes I get asked “Where have you been? You’ve been gone for ages and lunch/dinner is ready.” Or “What has taken you so long? You were just going to split a wheelbarrow of firewood.”

Well, you see I have some helpers. Oh, so you have helpers I hear you say. So it shouldn’t take you very long to do stuff if there are helpers!!!

My helpers are always there whenever I go outside, ready to be with me to see what they can do to make my jobs a lot easier. Yes, everywhere I go they always tag along to make sure I do a good job.

This is how they help in the garden.
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Just so you know I had put a small plant in the garden right there.
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“Did you say something?” she said.
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At the chopping block. I am always telling them to watch out as a block of wood flies off the block.
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“Hey. Got any white ants or bugs up here?” If I stop to get another block to split, there is always a chook up there!
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Now you would think that working on the car, compressor going, the sound of air tools and perhaps a bit of language from me, would be not the place to be wouldn’t you?
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“I think I’ll settle in here for a while.”
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I love my chooks and don’t really mind with their “help”……most of the time.

 

Traces of the Past: The Bank

This time for Traces of the Past, I thought I would take you to my home town of Grafton. A relatively new place, Grafton was first settled by Europeans in 1849 and the City was established. There are still some buildings that have survived from the later part of the 19th Century. The CBC Bank is one that still stands. Built in 1877 from stone and has lace iron work. A very impressive building for its day. One of my favourite buildings.

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A bit of the entrance with the carving in the stone and the iron gates
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The circular carving in detail
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There are also some rectangular carvings as well170921_blog challenge_traces of the past_grafton bank_stone carrving_rectangle

The stone balustrades are starting to show their age
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Beautiful isn’t it? For more wonderful photos in Traces of the Past have a look at Lost in Translation

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Square in September #4

Please have a look at some of the fabulous flowers that have been sent to Beckys Square in September

I thought it was time for some Australian native flower. In August the Native Wisteria entwines among the Fringe Wattle blooms throughout my property. I love the purple and yellow.
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