The parents arrived on Friday before lunch and left again on Sunday. We kept busy for most of the weekend. When they arrived my father was taking a wooden structure out of the car. With out my knowledge he had made a, hmmm! not sure what to call it. Picture below.
He wanted it put on the lawn for all and sundry to see but I like things tucked away so I had it put among some trees where I think it looks a lot better.
Friday afternoon my mother and I went to a craft shop up the road and saw that they had Christmas items displayed at half price. It's a bit early to talk of Christmas I'm sure but I do get excited with the whole glitz and colour of it all. I ended up buying this item. It has mini lights across the mantle and on the tree.
Saturday we went to a yard sale where I bought nothing, then in the afternoon we went to the library as I had books to bring back. Yesterday the winds were very high and the rain came down in torrents. There was a small leak coming in around one of the windows behind the computer so had to put a couple of containers there to catch the water and turn the computer off and cover it all with plastic just in case some of the water hit it. We have to go on the roof when it dries off today and try to find where the water was getting in.
The chickens had gone into their greenhouse to get out of the wind and rain so in the afternoon I went in to check if they were okay and make sure they had lots of food and water. There was water running everywhere and I could hear the stream going mad. When I looked in the chickens greenhouse I saw that they were standing almost thigh deep in water. The water had run down the bank behind them, entered the greenhouse and couldn't find a way out. I had to dig a trench across the ground and under the structure. Finally all the water went rushing out and it was fine in there. Today there was just a fine rain for a short while and looks like we may get some sun.
A few pictures that I took on Saturday.
I was watering when I saw this Moth.
Lilies in Bloom