Well, we've been quite busy. We've been diving a couple of times. I dived on the Rainbow Warrior which was interesting, but I am much more of a reef diver - I love looking at corals and fish and underwater landscapes rather than a hulking piece of metal!! The following day I went out for some reef dives and caught a few cray while I was at it.
I want to reiterate that there are quotas and size restrictions of what you can take. We always take less than our quota and make sure they are larger than the smallest size allowed. I like to think that we are very responsible about the whole thing. We're lucky to live where we do so certainly don't want to trash the place.
Yesterday we went to the sale yards to see if there was a wee steer we could buy. Lloyd and Danny are keen to raise one and then have it homekilled. I am not naive enough to think that I will manage one mouthful of cow I've seen grow for 2 years. Ho hum! However, there wasn't anything that was suitable, which is probably not a bad thing as last night we pretty much came to the decision that we're going to move into alpacas and sell the cows. If we do this we'll keep just one of the ones we have and sell the 10. Just need to pick up the phone and call the stock agent.....
The sales are quite fun though. There were some really gorgeous looking cows there. I never feel so bad going to a sale cos I think these animals are all for sale to go to new homes. I assume if they are going to the meatworks they go straight there. That's what I think - so please don't tell me if I'm wrong - I'd rather go with 'ignorance is bliss' on this one!
Moving on - chooks! We had some yoghurt that was a bit out of date so I gave it to the chickens - oh my! They loved it. By the time they'd finished it was all over their faces and their heads, they were so funny.
Now for a bit of fun!! Our potatoes have done amazingly this year - Silje planted them all beautifully and the weather, though not perfect for us, seems to have been rather perfect for potatoes as they are huge! This one is huge AND funny ( and a little rude)! We ate it - it was gorgeous!