We had Christmas lunch with Allison’s family in Sydney, bringing my son Owen along as well as wwoofer Nicky. Our other wwoofers, Pat and Nellie, preferred to stay on the farm. We came back for a Christmas evening dinner, and brought Allison’s intellectually disabled uncle, Andrew, for a few days.
The thistles are flowering now, so it’s a great time to chip them out. We’re each doing at least an hour a day on them. Pat and Nicky have been helping me assemble a greenhouse that arrived just after Christmas, and Nellie has been sewing up some colourful medieval banners.
Pat and Nicky decided to have new year in Byron Bay or thereabouts, so they’re gone for about a week. We have a new wwoofer, Sujin from South Korea. Allison had noted an excess of testosterone with three men on the farm, so now we’ll have just one, with three women. I’d better watch my manners.