While juicing some Carolina Black Rose grapes, Pepper found this little dude in a big bunch of grapes…
She thought it was Christmas… “What a cute baby snail!”
After letting it crawl all over her fingers for a while, she went to show everybody else then gave it a special home in the garden. I was reminded of something I’ve heard David Holmgren say repeatedly – how when we observe the environment, we often need to pay attention to the small things. Good onya, Pepper… you’re on the job! 🙂
The last couple of days have seen some great work done on the front wall of the cubby. Glen, new WWOOFer from the UK, took on the job of finishing the front wall, which was started by Clara a few weeks back.
We’re cladding the wall in old fence palings. They’re Australian hardwood and probably already 60 years old. With a double layer of palings and a coat of paint, how long do you think they might last? Another 60 years? longer…?
After finishing the second layer of palings (which are off set to cover the join line of the lower layer), Glen got stuck into a first coat of paint. We’re not sure of the final colour but Pepper is keen to have the cubby painted and decorated as flamboyantly as possible, so consider this one an undercoat!
Pepper is being very patient about the time it’s taking to finish the cubby. She loves working on it and says to me “We do a little bit every day, Dad”. Wise words from a 4 year old.