Tue 6th October - Withcott to home
We didn’t have too many duties this morning but one of them was to spread our surplus water that we don’t need onto the old established (but suffering) fruit trees. They have about 4 grape vines, 2 or 3 peach trees, an apricot tree and a pecan nut tree - all of which are struggling because of a severe shortage of water. Rocky Creek (runs into Gatton Ck) is bone dry as are many creeks in the area. The various property dams are down to mere puddles so all in all it is sad situation. Fortunately this is no longer a working farm. Greg is working at weekends to tidy it up in parcels to gradually sell off some allotments.
The drive home incorporated a stop at Ron's brother's home in Ipswich so we could have a cuppa with them and wish his brother Happy Birthday for Wednesday. From there we used the Logan and Gateway Motorways for the drive home getting back to the church about 12:15. There's just time to unpack, ferry the goods back to home and then wash the car and van so it's ready to go back to the Samford storage tomorrow morning. Another great holiday and break from the daily routine.
We trust you have enjoyed travelling with us and look forward to your company again soon (maybe sooner than you think).
So it's "Apow" from us
(Wik Mungkan for “goodbye”)