Stripped out the caravan today, took the covers off the seats and mattresses and took down the curtains and washed all those. Swept the caravan out, removed the hornets nests, then hosed it all out. Then disinfected it. The mattresses are still drying on the lawn. They don't matter though because I bought new mattresses for the caravan. Tomorrow when everything is dry I'll put it all back together again. Turned into another gorgeous day .
Once the burning was done for the day it was time to go exploring to areas of the farm I had not been to before – and My law-dee there’s another view of the valley – wow this place is gorgeous. I rang the previous owner to ask about the location of a tap for retic run. He asked how I was going – exhausted I told him. He laughed and said he remembered feeling that way during his first weeks as well. He assured me that I would get over the exhaustion – don’t feel so bad now.
Jen and Jas spent the weekend here at Chestnut Brae lending a hand with the farm jobs – was great to have the company and the help. The kids loved it. Two and half year old Harry was so inspired by the farm life that today he built a Lego model of Grandy on the quad bike.
First day working on the farm on my own – set fire to the leaf litter under the north Chestnut Grove and burnt about 5 acres of leaf litter. I wonder if they burn the leaf litter in Chestnut Groves in Europe and the Americas, or if this is an Aussie thing?