Feather your Nest Friday, 18 June, 2021.
We had a week of cleaning up after the storm and lots more rain. We never complain about rain so we worked inside on those days and outside on clear days.
I was busy, busy, busy but I still had time to notice that many of the banks here had their online banking go down. Every week it has been something. Being prepared means we need to think about these things. And thousands of Australians were told their power will be restored SOMETIME MID JULY. Ok, when we have had power outages we usually get a message to tell us when it is expected to be back on and this is usually some time later in the day. Hours rather than days. We have lived through many blackouts. I imagined getting the message "some time mid next month." My friend in California regularly has no power for a day or two. Usually in the hottest weather. This seems to be spreading. Could have something to do with knocking down power stations as they have done here. It is hard to think about but we need to have a plan. A very good plan....
Now for my week. I had many opportunities come my way!
I was getting started cooking dinner on Sunday night when my brother rang. He asked would I like a calf? Yes! I turned the stove off at that point. We agreed to both leave home and meet in the middle. This meant about a twenty minute drive. It was already dark. I grabbed a blanket, a big bright torch (flashlight), a collar and a lead. Off we went. We never saw another car so the one car we did see we figured was my brother and we pulled over to the road side. It was pitch dark. You have to remember this is farmland there are no street lights! The torch gave me light to see the calf. He was so little but bright eyed. Somehow he had lost his Mum. My brother lifted him into the back of my car.
Once home I quickly made him a bottle. So thankful right then for my animal pantry. Because of this I had formula, teats, bottles and all I needed. He drank his bottle as though he already knew what to do. I have named him Teddy. He already comes to me when he is called. He bounds around like a deer and is lovely. This photo was day one so he has filled out quite a bit as today is day five. He has 2 litres of milk in the morning and 2 in the evening.