Four lambs and a funeral 
Weiming was washing up one day last week. I opened the dishwasher, and rearranged a few dishes. She commented that she never seemed to put thing in correctly in there. I said that quite a few people had difficulty working out how to use a dishwasher. "Oh. Is that a dishwasher?" she replied. Once I'd managed to breathe properly again, I explained how it worked...

Two new lambs this week. One didn't feed well, and was getting abandoned by his mother. So we brought it home and we've been patiently bottle feeding him. Rachael named him Little Pipsqueak. Erica wanted to name him Bennett. So he's Pip Bennett. Bronwyn fenced off a space for him out the back door, and he's feeding well now, and quite lively. Sarah gets two chicks from school to look after on Friday. So Bronwyn's also made a box with chicken mesh on top. We've got a concrete pad out in the garden where the kennels used to be, so Bronwyn's planning to turn that into a chicken shed. Meanwhile, Alberton House (where Bronwyn's great great grandfather lived) has been trying to find a home for a rooster that arrived mysteriously one day. Looks like we'll have quite a farm our in the garden shortly.

One of my ex-colleagues died rather tragically this week, so I headed out to the funeral today. Bronwyn came with me, and quite a few others from the company. Some were quite upset. It felt odd putting a flower on his coffin. I think we ought to take his ashes down the pub and have a farewell drink. I think that was more his style.

Weiming has had a quiet week on the farm, and she wants to start looking for jobs this week to raise some cash for her year in New Zealand. She's then planning a few months in Myanmar or India, followed by another year in Africa. She's spent a while in Thailand too. I asked her where she wanted to go after Africa, but she hasn't got that far yet! Two more girls after her (Taiwanese, I recall) and another after that. We're booked up to mid October. Must sort out some sort of reservations system...

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