Day 65 Fruit Picking -
Today rounds off what will almost definitely be my last full week on the farm. We are no longer picking anything but the Camerosa, which we had finished by about 11am. Hopefully we will go back and pick them again for the last time Monday/Tuesday next week, and that will be it.
Having finished picking, I was asked to help the women in the shed with the packing, and as a result knocked off about 12:30pm. I sat around talking with Greg and Jen for a little while to get the full lowdown of what's going on, then came home.
Everyone was out and about doing their own thing when I got back; Mark and Fenella working, Diggor at school and Cecily at the beach (apparently "no secondary school kids go to school on the last day of term"?!). I checked the surf and it probably would have been ok ish, but wasn't really worth the effort, plus I had stuff I do.
First I finished the adaptions I was doing to my hand spear - it how has a sliding handle and better aiming. I copied a popular adaption people have shown on YouTube...just need to get out there and test it now!
Just as I was finishing doing that, a big thunderstorm rolled in. I had tidied up and been inside for about 10 minutes when all the thunder and lightening happening. Last time I saw a storm like that was when I had first arrived at Spot X I think!
When the storm passed I set about finishing my curtains for the car. I only had the one for the front/back divide to do, which didn't take long. I had the sewing machine was all set up stil so I zipped through that, then modified the shape of it whilst in place in the car...sorted! All I need to do now is get some Velcros strips to help stick all the curtains to the side of the car more, as the curvature of the roof makes them invade the inside space too much.
This evening all the family had gone out to some friends, but I didn't really fancy it. I stayed at home and just chilled out a bit, and looked more into my road trip idea. I found out some details which could be a bit of a plan changer, all to do with the temperatures down south. We'll see what happens, but going all the way down to Melbourne may just be too cold in the time of year I am going..
(Photo - the handle I made for the sling spear)