Thursday, 21 April 2011
Written by Gavin Webber
9 weeks long service leave, no work, so what is a bloke to do? Well, over Easter, I will be slowly working in the garden planting garlic, brown onions and cabbages, and I may catch up on a few movies that I have been waiting to see. I do have a 'raised garden bed' workshop that I am presenting at 1000-1200 on the 27th April at Bunnings Warehouse Melton. That should be fun, as I like presenting.
Then next Friday, it is into hospital for the operation and probably about 2-3 weeks recovery after that. Which means no heavy lifting, in fact no lifting at all.
To prepare, our stockpile is ready for the lull in activity around here, so we will not be food shopping for a while. We should not need much at all, except for a boost from the chooks to increase their egg production a little more. The bantams are the only girls laying at the moment, so the 7 other larger hens better get their act together, because I am so grumpy I might just make a few chicken dinners. I will warn them all tomorrow!
Other than that, it will be cheese making, vegetable gardening, day trips around Victoria, looking for local volunteering opportunities, and just relaxing around the TGOG urban farm. Oh and maybe the odd podcast and blog post or two.
Rock on! This will be the longest holiday I have ever taken in 31 years of working. A bit of a culture shock, but I think I can handle it. I suppose the question should be, 'Can Kim handle it'?