Chocolate Fish 
Every Sunday, we hand out chocolate marshmallow fish. It started as a thing for the children on their birthday. It kind of mutated into adult birthdays about 10 years ago, and then took in wedding anniversaries, graduations, driving licenses, anything remotely worth celebrating. This year, Pastor Sam had a push for the memory verse. I managed to memorise three at once and got three fish. But we still have room for more. Lots more. They've bought three boxes of the things, and they expire at the end of the month. So all the fathers got one last week. Plus any remaining male over the age of 16. Bronwyn has been organising the children to do Random Acts Of Kindness, which involves handing out chocolate fish to random strangers. This week, I had to wait while she chased a road sweeping truck in order to feed the driver...

I've found a new therapy. It started with blackberry. I never get to see the blackberries; the birds eat them first. There was a huge patch, and I managed to trample down a path through it. Months later, the path was still there. So I thought it might be worth trampling the rest. Great way to deal with frustrations. I then moved on to thistles. No idea why the Scots like them so much and brought them here, but armed with a spade, I've cleared half the farm. Keeps you fit too. I haven't had to touch the bicycle for a while.

Three lambs and a sheep in the back garden. Nibble is doing well, and enjoys bursting into the house and ... nibbling. Bronwyn found the others in the paddock yesterday, and decided to bring them in to keep an eye on them. Just as well; it's a very wet night tonight. We've lost a couple and given one away, but it looks like we got off relatively lightly from the toxoplasmosis.

Hopefully the roof holds. We had a team round to repair the roof today; they were going to replace a few bits and rust proof some areas. Don't think they finished; we've had rain on and off today. They moved the drainpipes to avoid getting paint in the tank. One pipe fell off. Bronwyn decided to put it back on, and got rather soaked!

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