Saturday, December 21, 2013

December Life at Kooroorinya

21st December

     The month is almost gone already and Christmas is just around the corner and I have only just got around to catching up with my blog.  Merry Christmas to all from Jim and me and the puppies.
Ho-Ho-Ho  Merry Christmas
Santa and his helper with Lily, Bella and Cherry
(Prairie Pub Kids)

The Prairie School Christmas Do that we attended on the last day of last month was very nice, spent the evening being entertained by the Kids and meeting Lot's of people. We spent the night in the bus there and headed back to Kooroorinya on Sunday morning.

Towerhill Creek  upstream of the crossing
On the way back it struck me how dry it is since we got here and hopefully it will rain soon, but I took this photo as we crossed over the creek just short of camp to compare later when it is in flood ( whenever that may happen)

     Spent a couple of days getting things sorted with the supplies we purchased in Townsville, then settled back to relax once again in the peace and quiet of Kooroorinya.

                                                                                   Tuesday 3rd
     We took a drive to visit our nearest neighbours, only 15 km up the road a bit, on Bogunda Station, they said we couldn't miss the their station as it has this huge steam engine at the entrance to the sixty thousand acre property (yes 60000 acres!). Had lovely cuppa with their daughter as the rest of the family was out working on the back boundary about 15km away. I have some difficulty dealing with vast distances and sizes of things around here, but am slowing getting used to it.

The last couple of weeks I have been trying to keep up with my exercises for my knees and doing a bit around the camp. Other than that we have been taking it easy. Were sitting around one after noon when we had a visit from a Sand Goanna, just wondered around the edge of the garden for while, I think it was looking for the moisture in the garden as we had not long since watered it, then it took off across the paddock and disappeared in the dry grass as it was well camouflaged, nice surprise, it was about 4 or 5 feet long and very pretty. That's one of the beaut things about being here, you never know what will turn up in the garden.