Someone has a milk mustache.
I once nursed a very old lady called Maisy. I was very young – in my teens – dressed all in white, working in an old folks home. She was very old, round with sparse white comb over hair and wore green nightgowns. I always thought she looked a bit like a kind but sharp tongued frog. She thought I looked like a candle.
I walked into her room one morning at the start my shift and she called to me.
“What is the weather like out there this morning?”
“It’s raining,” I said, coming across. “Pouring down.”
“Well.” she said, leaning forward so I could raise her bed for breakfast. “It would look bloody silly if the rain was Pouring Up, wouldn’t it? Pass me my teeth, girl. And my glasses, no, no, not those ones – the other ones. Yes, much better, now I can see you. Good God, girl, what happened to your hair?!”
I can’t tell you how often Maisie and I went through this exact same routine.
Yesterday it poured down. Almost the whole day. By 10 am my hair was a mass of dripping curls. Maisie would have been thrilled. But the days work had to proceed, just not in the garden. I fed and cleaned and moved muck to and fro. Planted trees and more raspberries. We moved Aunty Del and Carlos the Tiny to a new field across the way. They are knee deep in grass and very happy about it.
Naomi and Difficult were happy to see company but are not allowed to visit with the bull of course so I hope everyone is respectful of my fences.
Alex and her baby are now next door to Lady Astor in the home paddocks. Lady A is still swanning about with her hard round udder full of 4 quarters of concrete swinging about as though it were a separate entity from the cow altogether but the cow completely relaxed and enjoying the cool wet weather.
Everyone else hid inside from the incessant rain. Even the tough little kunekune slept in their upturned fish tank with the hole cut out of it. (Should have let these sleeping pigs lie).
So all in all a very quiet day really.
My next pair of Woofer Workers in Residence come on the 13th of May. Until then there will be family. Which is good as I can take a break from organising people, weed, and get the summer systems of work in order. We have a lot of young people to look forward to this summer and everything is better if I have all the systems in place and all the stores in.
I hope you have a lovely day.