About a month ago we welcomed three new ladies into our family, I named Mirabella, Elfrida and Dolly. These ladies came to us mottled, scraggly and confused, their former life of one year having been spent in a large egg laying facility. I'm very pleased to say that after a month of nurturing, good food, free ranging on grass, insects and scraps, our ladies are near to having all their feathers again, have learnt how to perch, flap their wings, scratch in the soil, peck for insects and bugs, how to have a dust bath and have enjoyed laying eggs in a bed of straw. While egg production is sporadic for now, I think they are entitled to have a little bit of a rest from egg laying duties.
One of the less exciting things to have happened this September is a month of being unwell. Every test under the sun has revealed nothing to substantiate a reason for extreme fatigue and weakness. While I'm grateful that nothing serious seems to be going on, I'm frustrated I can't address anything to improve my well being and there is a big garden waiting outside crying for my attention.
Despite ill health, time continues to move along. I've had another birthday and hubby and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in the month of September. We were able to enjoy a lovely lunch to celebrate the occasion and went for a lovely drive to take in views over Port Phillip Bay.
|The heads where Port Phillip Bay meets Bass Strait.|
As we were returning home, driving along a highway we saw these beautiful
trees in blossom and with the clouds behind made for an impressive display of nature.
On Sunday hubby and I are heading off for a weeks holiday in Cairns to extend our 30th anniversary celebration a little longer. We hope to see the Great Barrier Reef and if I'm up to it, try snorkeling for the first time to see the coral and tropical finish with my own eyes. Some warm weather will be most welcome after a cold Melbourne winter.