Friday, September 17, 2010
No photo since I forgot to take any but I've done the first 2 days of 5 days doing the general rescue course at Grafton City unit. I need to learn lots of knots, lashing a stretcher, carrying a stretcher, fire extinguishers, cribbing, ladders, tirfor winch, search markings and lots more I am already forgetting. Last Tuesday night we went to Coffs for a demo of road crash rescue - our unit doesn't do this but the new controller wants to work towards it (I'm not keen to see dead/injured)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Not a stunning harvest but it's my biggest carrot yet. The kohl rabbi you can eat the leaves (like cabbage) and the stem bulb (e.g. grate into mash potatoes), garlic leaves, parsley, oregano and snow peas. I've been trying to catch up on eggs - so scrambled egg for breakfast, savoury french toast for lunch and vege fritters for dinner (with chicken legs). All those holes - are mice - I've caught 6 so far with only 2 traps so could be many more to come.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
From 1st Sept you need a permit to burn off so of course the last few days of August everyone was burning off. When I went to sleep at 10pm Tuesday after SES I notice an orange glow to the southwest. The next day around noon a fire truck drove past, stopped turned back and into the west neighbours place. I walked down to see and apparently the bonfire from last night restarted and was threatening their house. Two more fire trucks and an hour later they had it under control. I couldn't see too well - but got some information from the RFS website, although the internet was really slow.